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Roger Flynn

Former CEO/Director of Virgin, BBC, British Airways & Prudential, Roger Flynn is an expert on change, leadership, innovationn & customer satisfaction.

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Roger Flynn Biography

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker whose experience is unique having worked as CEO/Director in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between GBP 400m and GBP 2bn, with millions of customers and thousands of staff.

Roger worked directly for Sir Richard Branson at Virgin on new ideas and deals working on a range of businesses across the Group. He was then made Commercial Director of the media group and worked on the sale of Virgin Records to EMI, the launch of Virgin Radio, the rapid growth and sale of Virgin Interactive Entertainment amongst many other things in a fabulously exciting and entertaining 7 years.

Roger joined British Airways during the $1bn dirty-tricks lawsuit claim by Virgin!; he was there during the CEO transition from Lord Colin Marshall to Bob Ayling and the aggressive...

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker whose experience is unique having worked as CEO/Director in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between GBP 400m and GBP 2bn, with millions of customers and thousands of staff.

Roger worked directly for Sir Richard Branson at Virgin on new ideas and deals working on a range of businesses across the Group. He was then made Commercial Director of the media group and worked on the sale of Virgin Records to EMI, the launch of Virgin Radio, the rapid growth and sale of Virgin Interactive Entertainment amongst many other things in a fabulously exciting and entertaining 7 years.

Roger joined British Airways during the $1bn dirty-tricks lawsuit claim by Virgin!; he was there during the CEO transition from Lord Colin Marshall to Bob Ayling and the aggressive expansion strategy, a strike, the launch of Go and the launch of fabulous new First and Club World products. Roger drove a transformational strategy to reconstruct the GBP 1.2bn distribution value chain, launched electronic ticketing and ba.com with a simultaneous launch in 72 countries in the world.

Roger joined Prudential immediately after the GBP 2bn pensions miss-selling scandal to run the UK Retail business ("The man from the Pru"). He drove a major business transformation including the launch of new products, new distribution channels, a £200m CRM programme and an innovative new sales process. As part of this transformation he led an exhilarating and exhausting culture change for the 7,000 staff.

Roger joined the BBC as Chief Executive of the commercial media services group and a member of the Executive Team working with Greg Dyke during one of the most eventful times in BBC history; the launch of Freeview, the battles with Sky, the rejuvenation of BBC1, the fight with the UK Government and the BBC wide culture change that made the staff cry when Greg left. Roger created 3 businesses from the BBC’s back office functions with 4,500 staff and transformed them into commercial businesses, grew revenues rapidly, dramatically changed the customer focus, launched internationally and drove a series of product innovations. The ultimate sale of two of the businesses created over GBP 1bn of value for the BBC.

Roger joined SDI Media Group, a global company providing media services to the major players in the Film and Television Industry, as President International. SDI was backed by Warburg Pincus the private equity firm. Roger delivered a turnaround in the Asian business, four acquisitions in Europe and significant organic growth with key customers. The business was successfully sold to another private equity firm.

Roger is now an investor and Chairman of a number of private equity backed businesses in the Media and Technology sector.

Speaking Topics

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker with unique experience as Director/CEO in five global companies.

• Transformation
• Turnaround
• Strategy in Action
• Leading Culture Change
• Delighting the Customer
• Innovation

For further information or to book Roger Flynn for a corporate event, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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