Simon Kilby

Simon Kilby

Chief revenue officer

Bauer Media

Contact me
  • 07771 941968
  • kilbsabsolute
  • 189, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JG, United Kingdom
Work email

simon.kilby@bauermedia.co.uk

Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

The second half of the decade was very challenging from a personal perspective. I'm delighted to be entering the new decade in a good place personally and professionally.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

That we remain in the EU.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Make it through unscathed.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

I'd love to be the talent for a month. Dave Berry on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

Can't select one. Most of the people who came on the Guardian ski trip from 2005 to 2012.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

When the second beer hits your bloodstream.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

It would be a coin toss between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

If you get on a train or Tube in rush hour, you can easily question whether the smartphone has had a positive impact on human behaviour.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

There is no such thing as a screw-up, it's just one time nearer getting it totally spot on.

What do you do to stay match fit?

Cycling, music and meditation.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen. I do a very passable impression of Freddie Mercury dancing to this that would make me a darts legend.

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