Editorial Team

Wildstone is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Leaver as Non-Executive Chairman. With a distinguished career in executive and non-executive roles, Carl brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of driving substantial shareholder value across diverse industries.

Carl currently also serves as Chairman of Lebara, a European mobile phone operator, and TopHat, a manufacturer of modular homes. His previous role as a non-executive director at Europcar Mobility Group, concluded with the company’s sale to a consortium led by VW. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of Eircom Group in Ireland, providing strategic leadership until a successful sale in 2018.

In his last executive role, Carl served as Group Chief Executive of Gala Coral where he orchestrated a successful turnaround before merging with Ladbrokes plc in 2017 and negotiating the sale of the combined group to GVC plc as he left the company.

His broad leadership experience spans telecommunications, housebuilding, manufacturing, retail, hotels & leisure, investment banking, and FMCG.

Carl’s proven ability in corporate M&A and driving shareholder value aligns seamlessly with Wildstone’s goals.

Reflecting on his new role, Carl Leaver stated:

“Wildstone has been at the forefront of revolutionising the outdoor media sector in the UK, leading the charge in digitisation, and is now extending its successful business model into Europe and beyond. I’m really excited to collaborate with Damian and the entire management team, actively supporting them in achieving their ambitious growth objectives.”

Damian Cox, CEO and Founder of Wildstone, comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Carl as our Non-Executive Chairman at Wildstone. His wealth of knowledge and extensive experience is impressive, and I have no doubt that Carl’s insights will greatly assist our plans globally.”

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