Ryan Rathbone has been a senior radio executive for leading radio and TV brands in both Australia and New Zealand for almost two decades. 

Starting his radio career on-air in regional Australia, Ryan landed his first Content Director role in the year 2000 at the age of 18. He became the youngest metropolitan Content Director in Australia programming Nova 106.9 in Brisbane to be continuously #1 in target “All People 18 – 39” and #1 “All People 25 - 54”, a total of 27 surveys in a row.

He went on to programme in Sydney, Australia’s largest market for both The Australian Radio Network and Southern Cross Austereo, before relocating to New Zealand in 2015 where he programs the country's biggest entertainment brand The Edge.

Ryan was responsible for casting and developing Nova Entertainments first national #1 drive show “Meshel, Tim and Marty” and has vast experience coaching winning talent including Dom Harvey, Tim Ross, Sharyn Casey, Kent Small, Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Dan Antsy, Yumi Stynes, Jono Pryor, Jules Lund, Simon Baggs and many more.

Ryan has been recognised by Commercial Radio Australia and The New Zealand Radio Awards as a finalist for Content Director of the year seven times. As well as winning a couple of these,  he's also won various awards for client / station promotions and marketing.