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Nigel Morris joins Board of Guardian Media Group

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Guardian Media Group (GMG) has appointed Nigel Morris as a non-executive director.

Nigel is chief executive of Aegis Media Americas and Aegis Media EMEA.

As chief executive of Aegis Media Americas he led the team that recently secured an advertising account with the world’s third largest advertiser, General Motors. In 2003 he became the first chief executive of Isobar, Aegis Media’s digital agency network that has grown to be the largest operation of its type in the world.

Amelia Fawcett, chair of GMG, said: “Nigel’s credentials as an innovator within the advertising industry, his extensive experience of building business in the digital space and his clarity of understanding of both brand and client are a perfect fit with GMG.”

Nigel Morris, CEO of Aegis Media Americas & EMEA, said: “With their powerful brands and exceptional track record in innovation, over the last decade GMG have truly led the market through the change brought about by digital. As an avid fan of GMG’s journalism, it is a great privilege to be joining the GMG Board and I am excited to have the opportunity to use my experience of digital, advertising and global media markets to work with the team as the digital journey continues and GMG evolves further.”

His appointment to the GMG Board is with immediate effect.

Further information: Colin Browne 07733103800

Notes for editors
The board of Guardian Media Group comprises: Amelia Fawcett CBE (chair); Andrew Miller (CEO); Alan Rusbridger (editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media); Nick Backhouse (non-executive director); Neil Berkett (non-executive director); Judy Gibbons (non-executive director); Brent Hoberman (non-executive director); Nigel Morris (non-executive director); Darren Singer (chief financial officer); Philip Tranter (company secretary).

Guardian Media Group is wholly owned by The Scott Trust Ltd, which exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity. GMG’s core business is Guardian News & Media, publisher of, one of the world’s leading news websites, as well as and the Guardian and Observer newspapers.

The group’s portfolio of investments includes:

– Trader Media Group: one of Europe’s largest specialist media companies, and publisher of the Auto Trader website and magazine.
– Trader Media Group is jointly owned by GMG and Apax Partners.
– Top Right Group (formerly Emap): a leading international business-to-business digital intelligence and events business, also jointly owned by GMG and Apax Partners.
– GMG Property Services: the leading provider of software, technology and design solutions to the property industry.
– An externally managed investment fund.