NEWS: Ron Miller gives up consultancies and retires to Guernsey

Ron Miller, the legendary TV salesman, is to formally retire from the media industry, relinquishing his posts at a range of companies, including TMD Carat.

Ron Miller, the legendary TV salesman, is to formally retire from the

media industry, relinquishing his posts at a range of companies,

including TMD Carat.



Miller, who made his personal fortune out of the ‘golden handcuffs’

arrangement at LWT, where he was sales director, is to move to the tax

haven of Guernsey.



He was one of the best-rewarded of the LWT executives who gained

millions of pounds in LWT share bonuses as a reward for helping the

London weekend ITV contractor retain its licence in 1991. Their number

also included Greg Dyke, the then chief executive, and Christopher

Bland, the chairman.



By the time he left LWT in 1994, Miller’s shares were worth almost

pounds 9 million. However, he decided at the time that his contacts and

experience could be put to good use as a non-executive director of other

companies and interests.



Miller was taken on by TMD Carat in 1994 as a consultant to the board

and has also been working for the European media giant, CLT, and for the

industry’s charity, NABS.



His retirement closes the book on a career which spanned more than 20

years at LWT and saw Miller rise to become one of the industry’s most

high-profile and best-loved salesmen.



Ray Kelly, the chairman and chief executive of Carat UK, said Miller was

a unique talent. ‘There’ll only ever be one Ron Miller. He brought

humour and wise counsel to Carat and we couldn’t find another person

like him, though we’re keeping an open mind about what we will do with

the role he’s been performing.’



Miller is expected to leave TMD later this month.



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