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Group Digital Content Director
Steve Anglesey, Group Digital Content Director, leads the digital content strategy across Archant’s full portfolio of newspapers, magazines, websites, apps and TV. He is responsible for the accelerated delivery of Archant’s digital content across the privately-owned media group, which owns more than 130 brands across the UK. Steve has terrific experience in digital publishing with a long and successful track record in delivering highly engaged digital audiences. Steve held the Digital Content Director position at Local World, joining in November 2014. Before that, Steve worked at Trinity Mirror for seven years, holding senior roles including Head of Digital Business Development and Publisher of Mirror Group Digital. Steve has nearly thirty years of journalistic experience, including positions as Assistant Sports Editor at the Daily Mirror and Editor of Mirror.co.uk, and began his digital career in 1998 on the pioneering website Football365 of which he was part of the launch team.
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Managing Director, Health and Local Government, Digital Development Director
Global Brand Director, Campaign, and Content & Audience Director at Brand Republic Group
Adrian Barrick has two roles at Haymarket. He was appointed global brand director of Campaign in July 2015, in addition to his role as editorial director of Haymarket’s Brand Republic Group, where he is responsible for helping the editorial teams of Campaign, PR Week, Brand Republic, Marketing and Media Week accelerate the transition to a digital and mobile-first world. Since joining Haymarket in August 2014, Adrian has led the transformation of the UK portfolio, bringing together all of the company’s marketing, advertising and media channels under Campaign, launching Campaign in the US and Japan, and overhauling the brand in China and India. Before joining Haymarket, Adrian was UBM’s first chief content officer, where he co-developed a hybrid community-driven content model and worked with teams in the US and UK to transform titles such as Information Week, EE Times and Building. In a 29-year b2b career, Adrian has been a reporter, editor, publisher and – for four years – CEO of UBM’s Built Environment division. He has won a host of awards, including four PPA & BSME editor of the year awards, four PPA magazine and website of the year awards, and PPA publisher of the year.
Digital Operations Director
With over fifteen years’ experience of launching digital products for brands such as Channel 4, Kiss FM, and Red Bull, Matt Baskerville has spent the last six years building up the online presence of Shortlist Media. Be it the Shortlist website hitting over 28 million page views or the Stylist Tablet Edition being voted one of the Top 20 Apps of 2014, the company has punched above its weight as a small publisher and it is in no small part due to Matt’s work.
Head of Digital and Content Strategy
Managing Director UK and Europe
Julian is currently Managing Director UK and Europe for Business Insider. As their first UK employee he has been responsible for establishing a local product, culture and distinctive brand presence for Business Insider in the UK and across Europe. The UK version of the highly successful business news brand launched in 2014 and has quickly grown to become the largest digital business news site. Julian's background covers over nearly 20 years in publishing with over 15 years in digital media encompassing various leadership , business and commercial roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. Prior to Business Insider his more recent roles have included VP of EMEA for Business Technology sites including ZDNet and TechRepublic and as VP of Partnerships for CBS Interactive where he helped build and deliver their International monetisation and data strategy.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Corderoy is Chief Technology Officer at Immediate Media Co with responsibility for leading digital strategy and product development across publishing. Chris has been a digital media professional for over 15 years, successfully launching over 150 websites and mobile apps including the RadioTimes.com, GardenersWorld.com and MadeForMums.com. Chris is a specialist in M&A leading on multiple acquisitions with complex technology carve-outs. Prior to Immediate Media, he was CTO of the founding executive team that launched Magicalia - the specialist interest publisher later acquired by Exponent Private Equity in 2006.
Managing Director, EMEA
Chief Digital Officer
Darren is Chief Digital Officer at Hearst Magazines UK where he is responsible for driving digital audience, revenues and expertise. He was previously Chief Technology Officer where he was overseeing all technology delivery across the organisation. Since joining the business in 2014 he has migrated Hearst’s digital products on to leading technology platforms and integrated the digital and enterprise technology teams. Darren has worked in the media industry for over 15 years with previous roles at The Financial Times, Associated Newspapers and Rightmove.
Group MD, Digital
Senior Director Brand Partnership
Executive Editorial Director
Head of Digital
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Julian was made Editor-in-Chief of Digital Spy in November 2015. He has over 20 years’ experience of creating innovative and engaging content for some of the World’s most famous media brands. He was launch Editor of heatworld.com, before being made Editor of the Heat brand in May 2008, becoming the magazine industry's first major multi-platform editor, overseeing print, digital, mobile and radio. Julian was appointed Creative Director of Bauer Media in September 2009 where he oversaw a number of industry-first brand partnerships. He went on to work as a multimedia creative consultant for clients including Cannes Lions, BT, Hachette Book Group, Future Publishing, Signal TV and Channel Mum as well as supporting a number of digital entrepreneurs through their start up phase. He also lectures at City University on its prestigious Magazine Media course.
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Chief Technology Officer
Paul Lomax is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dennis Publishing, where he is responsible for technology and digital product development. Paul has been a digital media professional for over 15 years and in that time has been responsible for the launch of over 100 major websites and apps at companies including Dennis, Guardian Media Group, Time Inc, and e-commerce agency Pod1.
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Carl has worked in Business Media since 1995, specialising in launching and developing B2B websites, as well as deploying digital technologies across the media and events business. Carl is responsible for Faversham House's digital strategy and delivery.
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Rebecca Nicholson is the Editor-in-Chief of VICE UK, overseeing editorial output for VICE.com – the brand’s flagship site - alongside VICE’s ten other digital channels. VICE’s network of online channels produce the best original editorial and video content for young people in the UK, covering the outer reaches of youth culture across a variety of topics such as; street politics; sex, health, justice and LGBT issues; travel, gaming, crime and drugs. Rebecca joined VICE in 2015 from the Guardian, where over the course of four years she progressed through a range of senior editorial positions across digital and print, including Deputy Editor of the Guardian Guide, Live Features Editor and TV and Radio Editor of The Guardian. In her EIC role, Rebecca oversees commissions and special projects for VICE UK’s editorial output, including female channel Broadly, food-focused MUNCHIES and tech site Motherboard, amongst others.
Noel Penzer is the CEO of Time Out Digital. Time Out is a multi-platform media and e-commerce business with a global content distribution network and a presence in 107 cities and 39 countries. Noel joined the Group as Managing Director Europe in April 2015 from AOL where he oversaw all AOL properties in Europe, including Huffington Post and TechCrunch. Prior to working at AOL, Noel was Business Development Director at Warner Music EMEA, where he was part of the senior management team for UK and EMEA, responsible for driving new revenues in both traditional and non-traditional areas of the business.
Neil has been Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media) Digital Director since 2006. He started at IPC in 1994, a year after graduating, and worked initially in magazine circulation sales before moving into publishing, where he focused on music and lifestyle brands, including NME, Loaded, Uncut and nme.com. In 1999 Neil was appointed Commercial Director, focusing solely on the internationally award-winning nme.com and in 2002 took overall responsibility for the entire IPC music portfolio as Publishing Director - winning the PPA Publisher of the Year award in 2004 for his work repositioning the NME brand. In 2005 Neil took up the role of Publishing Director at IPC TX, re-launching TVTimes and launching TV website whatsontv.com. He was named digital director in September 2006 responsible for growing Time Inc. UK's’s reach in web, tablet and mobile, and was appointed to the Time Inc. UK board in April 2007. Having overseen the launch of more than 35 mobile optimised sites, 25+ branded mobile apps and an extensive digital magazine roll-out of Time Inc. UK's brands onto emerging digital newsstands, Neil's current focus is to continue the growth of Time Inc. UK's digital reach and identifying new digital growth opportunities either through new product development, partnership or acquisition. Neil also has responsibility for Time Inc. UK's multi-award-winning Consumer Marketing division, as well as leading technology website, TrustedReviews.
Managing Director, Digital and Content at UBM EMEA
Jonathon has been involved in Business Media for more than twenty years. He started his career in capital markets publishing, moving then to the Financial Times and in 1998 he joined Incisive Media. During his time with the business Jonathon has been a part of Incisive Media’s growth from a small private firm, through IPO to a multi-national media business. He has been involved in business development, acquisition and operational management across Europe and Asia. Latterly spending five years based in Hong Kong as Managing Director of Incisive’s Asia-Pacific operations. Jonathon is a board member of PPA Business.
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