David Treadway – Judge of the 2013 AIBs



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David Treadway

Managing Director

WRN Broadcast


David has built up a distinguished career in broadcasting, having first joined the BBC in a freelance capacity before being appointed to a staff position at BBC Radio Sheffield where he became the station’s music producer. He moved to Glasgow in 1978 to produce programmes for Radio Scotland where he managed and produced the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra for Radio 2. David headed up the Radio 1 & 2 Light Entertainment & Popular Music Production department in Manchester, and then went on to become Assistant Controller of BBC Radio 2 in 1983. Here, he was instrumental in bringing presenter Ken Bruce to a national audience, as well as commissioning comedy and documentary programming.

David joined United Artists Communications in 1990 as Managing Director of the company’s West Country cable television and telephone businesses before joining the leading venture capital and private equity group 3i plc, to advise on broadcasting, media and related technology investments, worldwide. He has been involved in several start-ups, the last of which was a retail focused television company providing in-store services to a number of leading high street convenience store chains. David has also acted as a mentor and adviser to a number of young media businesses and is a past member of the board of the Bristol Old Vic theatre and vice chairman of the Northavon Chamber of Commerce.

David joined WRN Broadcast as Business Manager in July 2008, then took over as Managing Director in February 2009 and has been the driving force behind the growth and investment of WRN Broadcast’s evolution into a managed services company for both radio and TV broadcasters. He is married with two daughters and lives in London and the West Country.