Joined the Board in November 2009, appointed as chair in September 2013. Neil was previously chief executive officer of Virgin Media. He joined ntl, Virgin Media’s predecessor, as chief operating officer in September 2005 and has also worked for Lloyds TSB plc (UK), Prudential Assurance Company Ltd UK, St George Bank, Eastwest Airlines Australia and ICL Australia. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Queensland, is a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc, is a trustee of the NSPCC and chairs the National Development Committee.Return to the GMG board page »
Appointed chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group in July 2015. David joined Guardian News & Media (GNM) in 2011 as chief marketing officer, before being appointed chief commercial officer in 2012. A year later David assumed the newly-created role of deputy chief executive, taking on increased accountability for the GNM business. He was previously Marketing Director of ITV, and in 2000 launched Shine Entertainment. He is a fellow of the Marketing Society, council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a Voting Member of BAFTA.
Katharine Viner joined the Guardian as a writer in 1997 and has since undertaken numerous roles, including editor of Weekend magazine, features editor, and Saturday editor. She was appointed deputy editor of the Guardian in 2008; launched the award-winning Guardian Australia in 2013; and was most recently editor-in-chief of Guardian US. She became editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media in June 2015.
Katharine gave the 2013 AN Smith lecture in journalism at the University of Melbourne, The Rise of the Reader, discussing journalism in the age of the open web. Prior to joining the Guardian, Katharine worked at the Sunday Times in London. She was on the board of London’s Royal Court theatre for 13 years and judged the Orange prize in 2006.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in April 2007. Nick is a Non Executive Director of Marston’s plc and a Trustee of Chichester Festival Theatre. He was formerly Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the David Lloyd Leisure Group and a Non Executive Director of All3Media. He has also been Chief Financial Officer of National Car Parks, the Laurel Pub Company and Freeserve plc and was a Board Director of Baring Brothers.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in May 2013. Ronan is chief executive officer of Telefónica UK Ltd (O2). He joined O2 prior to its demerger from BT in 2001 and was previously chief financial officer and head of finance. He is a member of the Telefónica Europe plc board and is chairman of Tesco Mobile. He has also worked at Exel plc and Banque Nationale de Paris plc.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in December 2008. She is chair of the remuneration committee. Judy is currently a non-executive director of Hammerson plc and Virgin Money Giving and was previously a non-executive director ofO2. She was corporate vice-president of MSN Global Sales & Marketing at Microsoft and spent five years at Accel Partners, the technology venture investment firm. She has also held senior positions at Apple Computer and Hewlett Packard.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the board in 2014. Jennifer is executive vice president of people at ARM. Prior to this, she was group people and culture director for six years at UBM plc and group human resources director for an international media and marketing services group. Her earlier career was in management consultancy and banking.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in January 2007. He is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of lastminute.com. He co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009, is the founder and chair of mydeco.com, and made.com. He also sits on the board of easyCar.com and the ‘media engagement’ company Shazam. He is a Fellow at Eton College, is on the ICA Council and is a non-executive director of TalkTalk and Time Out Group. He is also a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and a UK Business Trade Ambassador.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in September 2012. Nigel is chief executive officer of Aegis Media Americas and Aegis Media EMEA. He was previously chief executive of Aegis Media North America, and founding CEO of Isobar, the digital division of Aegis Media. He has also worked at Carat International. He also chairs the Aegis PLC Sustainability Committee, sits on the Board of Directors for The Ad Council and on the Project Board for Sustainable Consumption and is a speaker at the World Economic Forum.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in May 2013. John is chief executive officer of Digital First Media, which operates Digital First Ventures, MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company and is a director of Postmedia Network. He is the co-founder and former chief executive of impreMedia. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and a member of the board of directors of El Pais.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the Board in April 2011. He was previously chief financial officer, EMEA at WPP-owned global agency network Group M. He has also worked at BSkyB, the BBC and PwC.Return to the GMG board page »
Joined the group in February 2012 and appointed company secretary in June 2012. He has over 25 years experience as a partner in law firms in London and the Thames Valley.Return to the GMG board page »