MacroArt has appointed business aficionado Dominic Riley as non-executive chairman as it focuses on growth.
Riley - who has extensive experience in organisations as varied as FTSE100-listed RELX, the BBC, and the Morgan Motor Company - plans to take advantage of MacroArt’s high profile within the large-format sector, opening new sectors and developing fresh markets.
“MacroArt is a business with great potential and a huge commitment to excellence. I am excited by the growth opportunities. The factory is well invested, the team is on board, and I feel sure that we can deliver results, both in terms of market share and profitability,” said Riley. “We see significant possibilities for further development at this strongly established firm.”
MacroArt MD Michael Green added: “After recent significant investment in both equipment and industry-first software, we believe there is so much more that we can offer our clients, both large and small, and the appointment of Dominic Riley will surely be the catalyst for this next step-up in our offering. His impressive experience in successfully driving businesses forward, in both the exploration of new markets and services, and profitability, is perfectly in tune with the ambitions of our firm.”
As head of marketing at BBC Online, Riley launched the bbc.co.uk website as part of the team that developed the ‘third medium of broadcasting’ alongside TV and radio, ensuring the organisation remained at the forefront of technological development. More recently, as chairman of the Morgan Motor Company, he oversaw record sales and profits and the sale of the business to Investindustrial in 2019.