Andria Vidler is CEO of Centaur Media, one of the UK’s leading multiplatform content groups.
Centaur Media is a leading content and media business that creates expert insight, engaging events and smart digital technology that inspires and enables people to excel in specific markets. It sets the standard for market insight, interaction and impact through its leading portfolio of brands including Marketing Week, The Lawyer, Money Marketing, Econsultancy, The Engineer and Fashion and Beauty Monitor.
Andria is recognised across the industry for transforming media companies and enabling them to deliver against their potential. Prior to her joining Centaur, Andria was CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland, where she was responsible for the company’s growth in market share. Through digital innovation, expanding the artist roster and the adoption of new revenue streams she successfully grew market share from 10.9% to 15% and transformed the business into a high margin global rights management enterprise.
With a heritage in broadcast media, she has previously held a number of other executive roles in the UK’s largest media groups including Bauer, Capital Radio and BBC. As Chief Marketing Officer at Bauer she was responsible for marketing across all of the group’s platforms; from radio to magazines. She joined Bauer as Managing Director of Magic 105.4, having re-launched the station to establish it as one of London’s biggest radio destinations, a role which followed her success as Managing Director of Capital Radio from 2001to 2003. She has also held a number of strategic marketing and communication positions across the BBC, where her career began in 1994.
Andria is a Trustee of The Roundhouse and a former member of the Advertising Industry’s Children’s panel, set up by the Advertising Association to tackle the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. She frequently sits on Industry Award panels.
An inspirational leader of diminutive stature, Andria believes in the holy grail of high-heels and a balanced home-work life. She’s equally at home speaking to the city and shareholders, as she is letting her hair down in Ibiza, or advising the government on its child advertising regulations.
Married with two teenage daughters any rare moments when she’s not working or managing her daughters’ demands, she enjoys doing her bit to support the UK economy through a rather healthy shopping habit.