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Fru Hazlitt

Former MD of GCap & Yahoo UK, and currently non-exec director of Merlin Entertainments Plc, Fru Hazlitt is one of the leading business people in the UK, and an excellent strategic business thinker. Her vast corporate experience makes her well-placed to deliver a fascinating and insightful keynote speech. An expert in business successes and failures, Fru can impart a few valuable tips.

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Fru Hazlitt Biography

Former MD of GCap & Yahoo! UK and Chief Executive of Virgin Radio, Fru Hazlitt is an fascinating business keynote speaker as one of the leading business executives in the UK.

Fru Hazlitt joined the Board of GCap Media plc on 1st May 2007 as Managing Director, GCap London with responsibility for 95.8 Capital Radio and Choice FM, in addition to GCap’s total online operations and national commercial sales.

In December 2007 she assumed the role of Chief Executive.   24 hours before the appointment was announced the company received a takeover bid from Global Radio.  The bid was rejected and the management was then under enormous pressure to deliver a credible strategy to its shareholders and to convince them that the new management team was capable of delivering more value.

In February a plan was presented to create a new and modern media business...

Former MD of GCap & Yahoo! UK and Chief Executive of Virgin Radio, Fru Hazlitt is an fascinating business keynote speaker as one of the leading business executives in the UK.

Fru Hazlitt joined the Board of GCap Media plc on 1st May 2007 as Managing Director, GCap London with responsibility for 95.8 Capital Radio and Choice FM, in addition to GCap’s total online operations and national commercial sales.

In December 2007 she assumed the role of Chief Executive.   24 hours before the appointment was announced the company received a takeover bid from Global Radio.  The bid was rejected and the management was then under enormous pressure to deliver a credible strategy to its shareholders and to convince them that the new management team was capable of delivering more value.

In February a plan was presented to create a new and modern media business that focused on creating multi platform branded communities and driving revenues. Radical decisions were taken in order to develop a sustainable and successful future for the business.  Eventually after two further offers, the board of GCap agreed to recommend the much increased offer From Global Radio to their shareholders. The deal closed on 6th June 2008.

Fru spent 2 years as Chief Executive of Virgin Radio.  Prior to this she spent 6 years at Yahoo!, firstly as European Sales Director and then as MD of Yahoo! UK & Ireland.  She arrived at a time when dot coms were moving from boom to bust and having faced this challenge she has a clear vision of the future of interactive technology, the opportunity it presents and the need to listen to a generation who have grown up with the web.

She has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience within the Media Sector including roles at The Guardian Media Group and Capital Radio.

Fru is a non executive board director Betfair and is a regular speaker at business forums and seminars. In 2005 she was named by the CBI as UK’s First Woman of Media.

She is a dedicated runner having run nine marathons altogether and has 3 children.

For further information or to book Fru Hazlitt, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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