Dallas Wiles and Chris Collins promoted to Co-CEOs at JCDecaux UK

January 28, 2019
Dallas Wiles and Chris Collins, Co-CEOs at JCDecaux UK Dallas Wiles and Chris Collins, Co-CEOs at JCDecaux UK

JCDecaux UK, the number one in OOH and DOOH, today announces a strengthening of its senior leadership team as it continues to digitally transform its business.

Spencer Berwin and Philip Thomas will step down from their roles as Co-CEOs at the end of March 2019 and will move to new positions as non-executive directors reporting directly to Jean-François Decaux.

Promoting two existing JCDecaux Senior Managers - Chris Collins, the Managing Director of its Rail and Retail Divisions and Dallas Wiles the Chief Commercial Officer will become the new Co-CEOs of JCDecaux UK.

I have worked with Spencer and Philip for many years and they have been instrumental in developing and delivering our market-leading digital transformation. They have secured a fantastic platform for the future including the contract wins of Network Rail, Heathrow Airport, TfL bus shelters and more recently Westfield shopping malls. They will continue to work with the business to develop channels and partnerships as new opportunities open up in the digital and technology space. True to our tradition of promoting internal candidates, I am delighted to appoint Chris and Dallas to the roles of Co-CEOs, promoting senior talent from within our company as we look to a new digital trading future and the build-out of our contract wins. These appointments underline the importance of both sides of our business – concession contracts and advertising sales.

Jean-François Decaux, Co-Chief Executive Officer of JCDecaux

"I have had many incredible years at JCDecaux and I am really looking forward to working with Jean-François and Philip on exciting new projects and opportunities for the Group. JCDecaux UK is in great shape to accelerate the transformation of the industry and I know that Chris and Dallas and the rest of the JCDecaux team, are ready for the challenge."

Spencer Berwin

"It’s been incredibly exciting to be an integral part of the growth of JCDecaux in the UK and play a significant part in the development of some of the best talent in the business. Together with Spencer, we hand over a business that is strong and well positioned for digital expansion and a new digital trading future. I wish Dallas, Chris and the whole team the best of luck as the journey continues and whilst I will miss the day to day, I look forward to its future success."

Philip Thomas

"This is an incredible time to be taking the reins as JCDecaux continues to invest and transform in a new digital future. We have great people in the team, great contracts to develop and an exciting opportunity to define the UK digital Outdoor landscape of tomorrow."

Chris Collins

"I am hugely excited about the opportunity to run the UK operation with Chris and the talented team at JCDecaux. The business is already capitalising on our digital transformation but there is still a lot to achieve. It’s a fantastic opportunity to drive growth at JCDecaux and the whole of OOH."

Dallas Wiles

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