A New Era at UCB Australia
As a result of the strong expansion of Vision radio and changes in the structure of UCB internationally, a significant change has occurred at UCB in September 2013. UCB Australia now mentors projects across PNG, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal as well as operates nearly 580 stations in the Vision Radio Network.
Consequently a new role of Executive Director has been created to champion the vision for the ministry as well as nurture key relationships throughout the Asia/Pacific region. On 1 September 2013, UCB's current CEO Ian Worby took on this role.
A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed to lead UCB's day–to–day ministry activities: Phil Edwards, formerly our General Manager of Media.
Ian has been UCB's CEO for the past 13 years. A true pioneer, he has been a major driving force behind the growth of the Vision Radio Network.
Phil has over 22 years experience in media in both Australia and NZ. He serves as the current President of Christian Media Australia. 'There are some really big challenges ahead of us,' he says. 'There are things ahead of us that we know about and things we don't know about: all of these are potentially very stretching. And that, I think, will be a hallmark as UCB moves forward.'