Mansfield nets top job at Capital after Eyre’s switch to ITV

David Mansfield, the group managing director of Capital Radio, has stepped up to take the place of Richard Eyre as the station’s chief executive.

David Mansfield, the group managing director of Capital Radio, has

stepped up to take the place of Richard Eyre as the station’s chief

executive.



The move follows Eyre’s defection last week to become ITV’s chief

executive.



Despite speculation that Martina King, the station director for

Capital’s two London stations, would be appointed to Mansfield’s former

position, insiders believe the chief executive is in no hurry to find a

replacement.



King said: ’I can’t imagine the job will be filled immediately. If I

were David (Mansfield), I wouldn’t change anything. There are three of

us at this level (King; Richard Park, the group programme director; and

Peter Harris, the group finance director), and if any of us moved up, it

would upset the equilibrium.’



She explained the planned merger with Virgin (Campaign, 9 May) is

playing a significant part in her reluctance to move. ’If it does go

ahead, I’m the only person who is in a position to merge the two

together successfully.’



Mansfield appeared to be in agreement with King, saying last week:

’Richard Eyre had a strong management structure in place and I have no

plans to change anything.’



Headliner, page 15.



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