Richard Halton

UK MD, Roku

Richard is Managing Director, responsible for shaping and delivering Roku’s vision for the UK.

Prior to Roku Richard was Director of Origin, ISBA’s cross media measurement programme. He established a blueprint in the UK working with brands, agencies and publishers and co-chaired the global programme. The work is now in development for launch.

Previously Richard was Chief Executive of YouView, the connected TV platform backed by UK broadcasters and ISPs. He established the company and launched YouView in 2012, scaling the platform to three million homes.

Richard started his career in media at the BBC working with channel and commissioning teams, becoming Controller of TV Strategy in 2003. He went on to lead pan BBC editorial and business reviews before becoming Controller Business Strategy function responsible for partner relationships, commercial and platform strategy.

Before joining the BBC, Richard worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Outside work he’s enjoying travelling again and is a keen runner, theatre goer and occasional oenophile.

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