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Simon Fox resigns from the Board of Guardian Media Group

Friday, August 31, 2012

Simon Fox has today resigned from his position as non-executive director of Guardian Media Group (GMG).

Amelia Fawcett, chair of GMG, said: “Simon has been a very important member of the Board since joining us in May 2010. His deep understanding and experience of the kind of transformation we are seeing in our business has been particularly valuable. I have no doubt that he will make a fine leader of Trinity Mirror and we wish him well in his new role.”

Simon Fox joined the Board of GMG as an independent non-executive director on 13 May 2010 and served as chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominations Committee.

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About GMG

The board of Guardian Media Group comprises: Amelia Fawcett CBE (chair); Andrew Miller (group 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); Darren Singer (group CFO); 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 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.