After we had remarked on the paucity of qualified candidates to head the BBC Proms and Radio 3, a kind spirit sent us the cv of the current head of Welsh Rugby:
(Our man) was appointed Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union and the Millennium Stadium in 2006. He returned home to Wales from London in 2004 to take up the position of Managing Director of ITV Wales.
Immediately prior to this, between 1998 and 2004, he was the Managing Director and Programme Controller of Classic FM and a Board Director of its parent company GWR plc. Between 1990 and 1998, he worked in the record industry as a Managing Director at EMI Records and as the world wide President of the Decca Record Company.
He spent the 1980’s in radio. Between 1985 and 1990 he was a producer at BBC Radio 1 and then Head of the BBC Radio 1 Music Department. Between 1981 and 1985, he worked in commercial radio at Capital Radio, London, as a producer, and at Radio Tees, in the North East. He studied music at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 1976 with a B.Mus (Hons). He worked as a musician between 1976 and 1980.
Should go straight to the head of the shortlist if he cares to apply.