A resourceful senior executive with proven experience in management, delivering marketing strategy, brand licensing, negotiation and team leadership. A creative problem-solver, skilled in exposing inefficiencies, leading organisational change, producing solutions and shaping and managing strategy. Adept at maintaining focus on achieving bottom-line results whilst formulating and implementing business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. Highly regarded for possessing outstanding mentoring and interpersonal skills across all levels.
Strategy and development
Linda works offering expert strategic input to organisation’s development of their IP including content and brand licensing. She currently works with UK’s leading archives and independent museums, delivering effective strategy, market positioning and robust product development. She has a proven track record in lobbying, industry negotiation working with clients such as BBC, the European association CEPIC, and the USA digital licensing association DMLA.
Awarded for her outstanding contribution to industry after serving for over a decade as CEO of British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA). Linda became BAPLA’s senior consultant and industry spokesperson on the legislative reform of copyright and set up her own consultancies supporting the circular economy.
She has served on numerous industry boards and has significant expertise in managing teams, groups and steering meetings. Linda helps teams manage change a process supported by her ORSC training systems work.
Linda Royles is an excellent communicator and dynamic speaker, she has spoken at various international events, including on panels with the IPO and at Select Committees. She is regularly called upon for her skills in chairing and facilitation work.
She speaks fluent Spanish drives taxi’s, trains and the occasional narrow boat.