Women In Sales Awards organisers, Zars Media, have announced that Fru Hazlitt has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s Women In Sales Awards, being held on the 3rd of December 2013 at the Savoy, London. Fru is Managing Director - Commercial, Online and Interactive, at television company, ITV .
Fru is also leading Pay TV and Platform distribution across the group and is responsible for broadcast revenues, multi-platform development and Total Value creation for programme brands. Prior to that, Fru was Chief Executive of GCap Media plc, the largest commercial radio company in the UK which was sold to Global Radio in the summer of 2008.
Fru previously spent 2 years as Chief Executive of Virgin Radio and spent 6 years at Yahoo! firstly, as European Sales Director and then as MD of Yahoo UK & Ireland. She has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience within the Media Sector including further roles at The Guardian Media Group and Capital Radio.
Fru is non executive board director of Betfair, The Rare Tea Company, a Governor of Downe House School and Chair of the Princes Trust Women’s Leadership Group.
She was educated at Downe House School and London University where she studied English and Drama. She is a dedicated runner having run nine marathons altogether, is a Fulham season ticket holder and has 3 children and 2 stepchildren.
“Fru is one of the leading business executives in the UK and we are proud to have her associated with the awards” said Afi Ofori Managing Director of Zars Media.
The Women in Sales Awards has been created to bring a greater awareness of the need for gender diversity in sales and in executive leadership teams, as well as help grow the pipeline of sales talent. The awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in sales roles.
The Winners and finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony on the 3rd of December at the Savoy, London.