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Roger Parry

Roger Parry


Chairman (Johnston Press)


Johnston Press (since 2001), Future (since 2001), Mobile Streams (since 2005)

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7341 5444.


1 Cluny Mews, London, SW5


4th June 1953


Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles.


Scoop by Evelyn Waugh.

Breakfast radio show


Career history

Saatchi & Saatchi 1976-1977. BBC, ITV/LBC, 1977-1985. McKinsey & Co, 1985-1988. Aegis, 1988-1994. Chief executive, More Group 1994-1998. Chief executive, Clear Channel, 1998 to 2004.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

The smoothly charming Parry has had his eye on a job in TV for quite some time and this year his name was frequently linked with the CEO role at ITV. As a bit of a media polymath, Parry has plenty of experience of the media and advertising industries, though it's hard to imagine him eating the sort of humble pie ITV will have to do before media buyers give it a break.


Wife Johanna; son Benjamin.

Favourite ad

Stella Artois series.

Favourite technology

Weather Station.

Greatest achievement

Yet to come.

Magazine (pleasure)

Vanity Fair.

Magazine (professional)

The Economist.

Most humbling experience

Inability to work a VCR.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

The West Wing.


What car do you own

BMW Alpina.

What principle defines your working life

Change is inevitable.

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