Jonathan Bevan
London & South East
Jonathan Bevan

Chartered Accountant, ICAEW Coopers & Lybrand, Credit Suisse First Boston, More Group Plc, Clear Channel Outdoor
SPECIALIST SKILLS Developing business strategy and operational delivery , Digital Transformation, M&A and acquisition integration, Developing and driving sales force effectiveness programs

Jonathan Bevan
NXD Non-Exec

Jonathan has extensive experience as Divisional CEO, COO and CFO in a private equity backed global media business. He was a key Executive Committee member for Clear Channel Outdoor, a $3bn global media business, for over 8 years.

His global remit has covered developed and emerging markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa & Latin America.

Additionally, Jonathan is an experienced Non-Executive Director with over 10 years on the Non-Exec Board at Clear Media Ltd; a Hong Kong quoted business with a US$500m market cap operating in mainland China.

Jonathan has an outstanding commercial record of driving strategic initiatives and leading transformational change. He is entrepreneurial with a passion for driving growth and success.
He also has a strong record in attracting top talent and leading, building and motivating teams.

Most recently as Divisional CEO/President, Jonathan led Clear Channel Outdoor in Europe & ANZ ($1.2bn, 2,500 employees, 16 countries). He restructured and repositioned the business for growth and drove digital transformation through the launch of new products. During his tenure he reduced costs by $30m, outperformed main competitors & increased market share by 4%.

Prior to this Jonathan held the COO role across Clear Channel’s $1.8bn international portfolio. He delivered on a stretching remit to develop and execute a strategy for business transformation. Jonathan drove implementation through leadership of key business functions including strategy, sales, sales operations, marketing, HR, finance, revenue management, business development and operations. During this period EBITDA improved by over $100m p.a.

Promotion to this role followed success as CFO of the international business. The global financial crisis coincided with Clear Channel being acquired by a Private Equity consortium (Bain & TH Lee) and Jonathan led a significant restructuring program taking out 15%/ $200m of cost and leading to a sustainable & rapid recovery in profitability within 18 months.

In Jonathan’s earlier career with Clear Channel he held a number of senior roles within the central finance team. He was responsible for the commercial due diligence and financial integration of over 200 acquisitions as Clear Channel led a $3bn consolidation of the Outdoor industry.

Before joining Clear Channel Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and worked on the emerging market trading desk at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Jonathan holds a first class BSc degree in Economics from Bristol University in the UK.

Jonathan has a partner and young family based in London. He has been a Governor of his local school in Hampstead for 5 years where he heads the Finance Committee.

  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Advertising, PR & Media