Independent podcast hosting platform Adelicious has appointed Andrew Goldsmith as its CEO.
Previously serving as MD since October 2021, Goldsmith’s promotion comes at a time of exceptional growth for the company, allowing them to accelerate their long-term growth plans.
Adelicious was founded in 2020 by podcasters for podcasters and in 2023 reported a 314 per cent year-on-year increase in network listens.
Goldsmith’s previous experience includes roles at Global Radio, Primesight and as business partner at The Guardian, where he was instrumental in returning the newspaper to profit for the first time since 1998.
The promotion of Goldsmith to CEO is part of the company’s wider growth strategy, allowing co-founders David McGuire and Pascal Hughes to move to the newly created roles of co-chief growth officers, with the trio focusing on the on-going evolution and long-term vision of the business.
Goldsmith said: “Stepping into the role of CEO at such a dynamic time for Adelicious is both an honour and an exciting challenge. Our impressive growth since launch is a clear indication of our team’s hard work and the innovative strategies we’ve implemented.
As CEO, I am committed to working with David, Pascal and the team to bring our exciting plans to fruition and further reinforcing our position as a leader in the global podcasting market.”
In a joint statement, McGuire and Hughes added: “Our revenue and network growth has far exceeded our forecasts, made possible by Andy and his team and our fantastic partners whose amazing content they trusted us to look after.
“As a result, we’re able to accelerate our plans for growth and are delighted that Andy has accepted the position of CEO. Andy has already driven exceptional growth and opened up the door to some of the world’s biggest brands and we look forward to seeing our growth continue and our new projects come to fruition.”
Adelicious is home to a suite of popular commercial podcasts including Apple’s most popular UK podcast of 2023, The Diary of a CEO and the 2023 I’m a Celebrity ‘King of the Jungle’ Sam Thompson’s show Staying Relevant, alongside co-host Pete Wicks.
The platform also features other notable shows such as Wellness Unpacked with Ella (Deliciously Ella), Short History Of, Socially Distant Sports Bar and The Motherkind Podcast.