1977: After a spell as assistant to the Saatchi brothers, takes
first job as journalist at BBC
1985: Consultant, McKinsey & Co
1988: Development director, WCRS
1990: Development director, Aegis Group, later president of North
1993: Wins and controversially sells London radio franchise without even
broadcasting a word
1995: Takes current job as chief executive of media owner
1998: Fights nasty takeover battle with French rival. Masterminds sale
to American company
2000: Takes on non-executive chairmanship of non-competing media
AM I: Roger Parry of Clear Channel, Ralph Bernard of GWR or Lawrence
Haines of Mills & Allen?
ANSWER: Roger Parry.