About Ocean

Our Team

Our highly experienced team draws on know-how from some of the largest media companies in the world. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional solutions for our business partners.

 

Ocean Group


  • Tom Goddard

    Tom Goddard
    Co-Chairman

    Tom Goddard
    Co-Chairman


    Tom Goddard

    A seasoned industry veteran, Tom is a former CEO of several major international out of home media companies including CBS Outdoor’s International division, Viacom, Metro Advertising and Maiden Outdoor.

    He is also President of FEPE International, the global trade association for OOH operators and Chairman of several other TMT businesses including MarketingForce.

  • Tim Bleakley

    Tim Bleakley
    CEO

    Tim Bleakley
    CEO


    Tim Bleakley

    Tim specializes in Media Brand building and turnarounds, with experience of leading businesses through private equity consolidation and exit, he led the Ocean Group through an MBO backed by LDC and LDC’s equity sale in 2014 to Searchlight Capital and the subsequent bolt on acquisitions of Signature and MediaCo Outdoor.

    Tim has held senior Director level leadership roles across commercial TV, Radio and Outdoor spanning some of the most high profile Media businesses in the UK including ITV, talkSPORT, Emap Advertising (now Bauer) and CBS & Viacom Outdoor.

  • Stephen Joseph

    Stephen Joseph
    COO & CFO

    Stephen Joseph
    COO & CFO


    Stephen Joseph

    Stephen is responsible for the financial and commercial management of the group.

    He takes the lead on structuring landlord deals, legal negotiations as well as ownership of procurement, HR and IT.

    He helped lead the Ocean Group through an MBO backed by LDC, the acquisition of Signature Outdoor, MediaCo and LDC’s equity sale in 2014 to Searchlight Capital.

    He is a chartered accountant and winner of a BDO ‘HOT20 FD’ and a regular speaker at the ICAEW’s ‘The Entrepreneurial FD’ conference.

  • Richard Malton

    Richard Malton
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Richard Malton
    Chief Marketing Officer


    Richard Malton

    Richard has over 25 years experience of marketing experience, specialising in the media and advertising industry.

    Richard is responsible for the Ocean brand position and brand story, a market leading brand with worldwide fame in the media industry.

    Richard previously worked for a number of high profile advertising and media companies including Ogilvy and Mather, Scottish Television, ITV and JCDecaux.

  • Helen Haines

    Helen Haines
    Head of Marketing & Events

  • David Tait

    David Tait
    Head of Design & Studio

  • Billy Byam-Cook

    Billy Byam-Cook
    Head of Finance

  • Charne Kotze

    Charne Kotze
    EA to CEO & COO/CFO

UK Management Team


  • Phil Hall

    Phil Hall
    Joint Managing Director, UK

  • Steve George

    Steve George
    Joint Managing Director, UK

    Steve George
    Joint Managing Director, UK


    Steve George

    Steve has over 30 years’ of entrepreneurial experience in building and selling successful, OOH businesses.

    He has built and sold two independent regional OOH businesses, Vision Posters (sold to Scottish Radio Holdings PLC (SRH) in 1999) and Signature which he sold to Ocean in 2014. In 2011 Signature Outdoor won the Birmingham City Council OOH contract, the largest local authority in Europe.

    During this period Steve was MD and headed up all development.

  • Marc Keenan

    Marc Keenan
    Managing Director, Ocean Scotland

    Marc Keenan
    Managing Director, Ocean Scotland


    Marc Keenan

    Marc has over 30 years ‘OOH’ experience, having joined Trainer Advertising, a Glasgow-based Poster Advertising Company in 1985, becoming a Director in 1988.

    The company expanded over the next decade to become the leading player in the Scottish Outdoor Advertising market.

    In 1999 the ‘Trainer’ was acquired by Scottish Radio Holdings and Marc was appointed M.D. in Scotland of the newly formed Score Outdoor.

    In 2002 Marc completed a Management Buyout of Score and together with Chris Trainer, formed Forrest Media, as part of the Forrest Group of companies.

    Primarily focussing on Out of Home Advertising, the extended Forrest group has interests in Retail Property development, Hydro Power Generation and Hotels.

    Credited with having built the UK’s first commercially available Digital Screen in the heart of Glasgow, Forrest Media was recognised as an innovator and a lead player in the UK DOOH sector, growing a network of Giant Roadside Digital Screens across Scotland and the North of England.

    In June 2018 the media business was acquired by Ocean, with Marc becoming Managing Director of the newly formed Ocean Scotland.

  • Nick Shaw

    Nick Shaw
    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Helen Haines

    Helen Haines
    Head of Marketing & Events

  • Catherine Morgan

    Catherine Morgan
    Director of Ocean Labs

  • John Kilfeather

    John Kilfeather
    Operations & Technology Director

  • Winnie Man

    Winnie Man
    Head of People and Talent

  • Kapil Kansara

    Kapil Kansara
    Financial Controller UK

  • Angela Muckle

    Angela Muckle
    Head of Commercial Systems

  • Tom Ballantine

    Tom Ballantine
    Head of Development

People, Office Management & EAs


  • Winnie Man

    Winnie Man
    Head of People and Talent

  • Charne Kotze

    Charne Kotze
    EA to CEO & COO/CFO

  • Claire Goldring

    Claire Goldring
    EA to Joint MDs / People Operations

Marketing


  • Helen Haines

    Helen Haines
    Head of Marketing & Events

  • David Tait

    David Tait
    Head of Design & Studio

  • Monika Tomova

    Monika Tomova
    Insight Manager

  • Emma Jeffers

    Emma Jeffers
    Marketing Manager

  •  Liliana Teixeira

    Liliana Teixeira
    Marketing Manager

  • Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson
    Senior Designer

  • Chris Ward

    Chris Ward
    Photographer

  • Katie Fernie

    Katie Fernie
    Junior Designer

  • Michael Evans

    Michael Evans
    Concept Designer

  •  Max Bishop

    Max Bishop
    Photography Assistant

  • Felix Ursell

    Felix Ursell
    Photography Assistant

Sales


  • Nick Shaw

    Nick Shaw
    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Rachel Sutton

    Rachel Sutton
    Group Head

  •  Danielle Finch

    Danielle Finch
    Head of Agency & Landlord Relationships

  • Steve Barton

    Steve Barton
    Group Head

  •  Andrew Gibson

    Andrew Gibson
    Head of Trading & Investments

  • Chris Standish

    Chris Standish
    Head of Brand Partnerships

  • Kevin Henry

    Kevin Henry
    Head of Content & Sponsorship

  • Keith Crisp

    Keith Crisp
    Head of Regional Sales

  • Tony Ridd

    Tony Ridd
    Associate Director Revenue Management

  • James Marden

    James Marden
    Associate Director - Trading

  • Lucy Foy

    Lucy Foy
    Associate Director

  • Matt Tulip

    Matt Tulip
    Associate Director

  • Mitchell Cook

    Mitchell Cook
    Associate Director

  • Aaron George

    Aaron George
    Account Director

  • Rachael McMahon

    Rachael McMahon
    Account Director

  • James Middleton

    James Middleton
    Account Director

  •  Natasha Mitchell

    Natasha Mitchell
    Account Manager

  •  Monita Ness

    Monita Ness
    Account Manager

  • Evie Miller

    Evie Miller
    Account Manager

  • Scott Webster

    Scott Webster
    Regional Account Manager

  • James McNulty

    James McNulty
    Account Manager

  • Kathryn McIlroy

    Kathryn McIlroy
    Account Manager

  • Kimberly Swann

    Kimberly Swann
    Account Manager

  • Cara Denina

    Cara Denina
    Account Manager

  • Navdeep Poonia

    Navdeep Poonia
    Account Manager

  • Dan Howell

    Dan Howell
    Direct Sales Manager, Central England

  • Grace Lent

    Grace Lent
    Account Executive

  • Emma Topping

    Emma Topping
    Account Executive

  • Luisa Anghel

    Luisa Anghel
    Trading Assistant

  • Margareta Osonjacki

    Margareta Osonjacki
    Commercial Systems Assistant

Ocean Labs


  • Catherine Morgan

    Catherine Morgan
    Director of Ocean Labs

  • Melanie Blood

    Melanie Blood
    Senior Project Manager

  • Xavier Keenan

    Xavier Keenan
    Creative Solutions Manager

  • Joseph Banning

    Joseph Banning
    Creative Assistant

Finance & Commercial


  • Billy Byam-Cook

    Billy Byam-Cook
    Head of Finance

  •  Angela Muckle

    Angela Muckle
    Head of Commercial Systems

  • Jan Mccallum

    Jan Mccallum
    Head of Admin & Accounts, Scotland

  • Kapil Kansara

    Kapil Kansara
    Financial Controller UK

  • Viraj Mithani

    Viraj Mithani
    Systems Integration Accountant

  • Charles Dessain

    Charles Dessain
    Finance Manager

  • Dhruv Patel

    Dhruv Patel
    Management Accountant

  • Chardex Pavier

    Chardex Pavier
    Finance Assistant

  • Andrew Kyriacou

    Andrew Kyriacou
    Finance Assistant

  • Iwodaro Imoukhuede

    Iwodaro Imoukhuede
    Finance Assistant

Development & Operations


  • Steve George

    Steve George
    Joint Managing Director, UK

  • Paul Flynn

    Paul Flynn
    Estates Director

  • Sue Fleming

    Sue Fleming
    Key Contracts Officer

  • John Kilfeather

    John Kilfeather
    Operations & Technology Director

  • Tom Ballantine

    Tom Ballantine
    Head of Development

  • Doug Swan

    Doug Swan
    Head of Digital Delivery

  • Philip Brady

    Philip Brady
    Project Manager

  • Jack Francis

    Jack Francis
    Operations Manager

  • Sam George

    Sam George
    Development Manager

  • Ashleigh Jackson

    Ashleigh Jackson
    Regional Operations Manager

  • Olivia Breen

    Olivia Breen
    Digital Delivery Coordinator

  • Patricia Wilk

    Patricia Wilk
    Digital Delivery Coordinator

Ocean Scotland


  • Chris Trainer

    Chris Trainer
    Chairman Scotland

  • Marc Keenan

    Marc Keenan
    Managing Director, Ocean Scotland

  • Paul Flynn

    Paul Flynn
    Estates Director

  • Claire Scanlan

    Claire Scanlan
    Director of Ocean Displays

  • Louise Breen

    Louise Breen
    Direct Sales Director

  •  Jan McCallum

    Jan McCallum
    Head of Admin & Accounts, Scotland

  • Debbie Ferguson

    Debbie Ferguson
    Regional Agency Sales Manager

  • Lorna Flynn

    Lorna Flynn
    Direct Sales Manager, Scotland and North East

  • Pamela Alexander

    Pamela Alexander
    Regional Agency Sales Manager

  • Emma Hayes

    Emma Hayes
    Digital Administrator

  • Gordon Galloway

    Gordon Galloway
    Works Manager, Displays

  •  William Sinclair

    William Sinclair
    Head of Print/Prod. Scotland

  • Stuart Cupples

    Stuart Cupples
    Graphic Designer, Scotland

  • James Hughes

    James Hughes
    Operations Manager, Scotland