Talon makes raft of senior promotions

Talon founders and former managing partners Frank Bryant and James Copley have this week been promoted to managing directors – alongside a host of further promotions and new hires.

Talon Promotions and New Hires Propel Growth

Bryant and Copley have 35 and 23 years’ experience, respectively, in the out-of-home sector and have helped grow Talon from its launch in 2013. They will both report to CEO Eric Newnham.

Talon, which is independently owned, has also hired a new chairman as it expands into markets overseas. Murray Hennessy joins the board in a non-executive capacity, bringing with him CEO-level experience from Trainline.com and Avis Europe plc.

Meanwhile, Grant Murray joins the Talon board as chief financial officer. He joins from Clarion Events, and brings CFO-level experience from a range of media businesses including Channel 5, Guardian Media Group and Johnston Press.

Nick Mawditt and Adrian Skelton are promoted to managing partners, overseeing various areas of the business, including planning, client service, international, insight, marketing, innovation and people.

Charlie Goldring is also promoted internally at Talon from project development director to chief media officer, a newly created role focusing on commercial relationships and technology developments.

Finally, Mapara Syed-Fernandez is promoted from people manager to head of people.

“These changes deliver considerable expertise at the top of our business that will be invaluable as Talon builds its commercial and technological capabilities both in the UK and overseas, whilst leaving us well-placed for the next phase of growth,” said CEO Eric Newnham.