LEADERSHIP

TEAM

We are committed to remaining the leading workplace communications specialist in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Charles Parry-Okeden

Charles Parry-Okeden

Global CEO

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Charles Parry-Okeden has 25 years experience in advertising media sales. Charles commenced his career in radio before moving to the world of out of home advertising, a sector which became a life-long passion. Charles spent 12 years at Buspak, ultimately holding its most senior sales position, when Buspak recorded unprecedented advertising revenue and profit.

In 2005, the combination of Charles’ entrepreneurial spirit and sales professionalism saw him co-found Executive Channel.

In 2008, Charles established a highly successful B2B business model with the launch of Media i. As one of the digital out of home pioneers in Australia, Charles is well credentialed to deliver a clear vision for what the industry requires for its continued success.

In 2017, Charles was inducted into the Media Federation of Australia’s hall of fame.

Chris Winterburn

Chris Winterburn

Managing Director - Media i

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Chris Winterburn has been in the media industry for over 20 years working predominantly on the media agency side in various capacities for multinational agencies rising to Managing Director of the WPP owned agency Mediacom.

At Mediacom, he was instrumental in the successful introduction of Mediacom’s digital & strategic offering and the growth of the agency’s diversified services. During his time at WPP, Chris was an active participant in the George Patterson Bates buyback from Cordiant Communications in the UK, as well as the acquisition and subsequent transition of the Mediacom business from Zenith Media.

Chris is currently an executive Board Member of Executive Channel Australia and managing director of Media i, Australia’s most consumed trade media platform for media agency professionals, comprising over 250 premium large format digital screens across 80 locations.

He sits on the advisory board for Sinorbis [an all in one marketing platform for Western businesses to do digital marketing in China] and is part of the advisory council for Advertising Week Asia Pacific [The world’s largest conference for advertising marketing and technology]

Richard Blackburn

Richard Blackburn

Managing Director - UK

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Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the OOH industry, having previously held senior positions at Mediaco Outdoor, Taxi Media and Kinetic. Richard is responsible for the development of the ECN UK business, spanning media sales, asset development and operations.

Jeremy Cain

Jeremy Cain

Chief Operating Officer

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Jeremy is the Chief Operating Officer for Executive Channel Holdings, managing a team across the UK, Europe and Australia.  Jeremy joined ECN in 2011 as Company Accountant for the Australian business and has grown with the business through its international expansion.

Jeremy is a member of CPA Australia. Prior to joining ECN, Jeremy worked for a public practice firm providing business services to SMEs as well as taxation, accounting and superannuation advice to high net worth individuals.

Paul McBeth

Paul McBeth

International Strategic Sales & Marketing Director

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Paul brings a unique insight into the advertising media industry having worked in strategic planning and marketing roles in advertising agencies (WPP), media agencies (AEGIS) and media owners.

Alexis Pezerat

Alexis Pezerat

Managing Director - France

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Alexis Pezerat has a successful marketing and media career, having previously managed major media brands including MetroNews (TF1), Telerama and International Mail (group Le Monde) and the news magazine Le Point.  Alexis is a founder of Sirimedia, a new generation interactive digital publisher.

Alexis has been integral to the successful launches of ECN France and ECN Germany and plays an ongoing role in ECN’s European expansion.

Christian Praulich

Christian Praulich

Director Real Estate Germany

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Christian leads Asset development in Germany. Being a fully qualified German lawyer with international experience in both the UK and Thailand, Christian worked over 10 years for several asset and property management companies in Germany.  Christian was ECN’s first German employee in 2016 and has been a driving force behind ECN’s success story in the German market.

Gunnar Ritzmann

Gunnar Ritzmann

Director Media Sales

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Gunnar has 30+ years experience in media and marketing.   Formally trained as a journalist, Gunnar started his career with broadcasters including ARD and CNN, and led the news website for German news channel n-tv.  Gunnar was also one of Germany’s first cross media sales specialists,  and subsequently held senior sales roles at Ströer, Germany’s largest OOH company, including their DooH subsidiary, Infoscreen. 

Gunnar joined ECN Germany in 2017 and plays a key role in all in sales and marketing related activities.