Barker will manage clients and agencies in Newcastle, Glasgow and Manchester and takes up his new post on January 5 2004, reporting to Jo Bucci, regional commercial managing director.
He joins two other existing regional sales directors, with Sam Fielding responsible for Wales and the West and Jack Manzoor managing the South. Barker takes over from Liz Chapman, who has recently been covering for Dominic's predecessor, Deborah Meek.
According to Bucci: "Dominic is an important addition to an already strong Capital Radio Group commercial management team. North of England and Scottish markets continue to grow with some pace and it is our goal to offer ever-increasing service levels to our regional customers."
Barker spent six-and-a-half years at Opus, ultimately as head of sponsorship and promotions for the Opus North and Scotland team, covering clients including: Cussons, Matalan and Baxter's Soup.
Before this, Barker was head of sponsorship and promotions for Classic FM and later head of sponsorship and promotions for Opus National Sales.
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