Executive Directors

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    Clive Marshall

    Chief Executive

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    Clive Marshall

    Chief Executive

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    Since assuming the role in 2010, Clive has led a successful strategy to diversify the Group and consolidate its position as the preeminent supplier of multimedia content and services.

    Formerly CEO of Australian Associated Press (AAP), Clive has held roles at news and media companies around the world, including Canada’s CNW Group, Reed Elsevier Plc and Trinity Newspapers Limited.

    He is also Chairman of the motoring business, Baize Group, and the content marketing agency, Sticky Content.

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    Andrew Dowsett

    Chief Operating Officer, PA Media Group

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    Andrew Dowsett

    Chief Operating Officer, PA Media Group

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    Andrew has executive responsibility for all of the Group’s data businesses - including Sport, Racing, TV and Event listings - as well as PA Images, PA Training and Globelynx. Formerly Chief Technology Officer, he continues to oversee all aspects of the company’s technology and operations.

    Before joining PA Media Group in 2010, Andrew spent two years as Operations and Technology Director at Bauer Media Limited. Prior to that he held senior management roles at leading media companies including EMAP, EMI and Virgin Media Group.

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    James Goode

    Chief Financial Officer, PA Media Group

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    James Goode

    Chief Financial Officer, PA Media Group

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    James leads the Group’s Finance and Property functions and is responsible for a wide range of external strategic relationships.

    He joined PA Media Group in 2019 from Lonrho, a conglomerate focussed on Sub-Saharan Africa. James spent five years there, first as Group Head of Corporate Development then as Group CFO and Executive Director. He began his career with PwC and has also held a number of senior financial leadership and business development roles at BT Group, Logicalis Group and Ernst & Young.

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    Tony Watson

    Managing Director, PA Media

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    Tony Watson

    Managing Director, PA Media

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    Tony is responsible for strategic and commercial development of PA Media, ensuring that the news agency maximises opportunities in emerging digital markets.

    Prior to joining PA Media Group in 2003, Tony spent 13 years at the helm of the Yorkshire Post. In this time the paper won several industry accolades, including ‘Newspaper of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ at the Regional Press Awards. His journalism career also included a stint at ITV’s World in Action. During his time in newspapers, Tony was recognised twice in consecutive years in the British Press Awards for his investigative reporting.

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    Louise Irwin

    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

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    Louise Irwin

    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

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    An expert in commercial and intellectual property law, Louise joined PA Media Group from Wolters Kluwer in 2013, advising both the commercial and editorial parts of the company on a range of issues. Louise has been instrumental to the ongoing expansion of PA Media Group’s racing and betting business, managing complex negotiations around the collection and distribution of racing data. She also handled the acquisition of PMA Media Training in 2013, in a deal which consolidated PA Training as one of Europe’s leading providers journalism and media skills.

    She assumed the role of Group General Counsel in 2017.

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Directors

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    Murdoch MacLennan

    Chairman

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    Murdoch MacLennan

    Chairman

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    Murdoch MacLennan assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman in 2010.

    He is a Non-Executive Director at the Telegraph Media Group (TMG), a position he has held since March 2018. Murdoch is also Chairman of Independent News & Media PLC and the Scottish Professional Football League. He was previously President of IFRA and Vice President of the World Association of Newspapers.

    A seasoned media executive, Murdoch was previously Deputy Chairman at TMG and Group Chief Executive, a role he held for 13 years. He also held senior positions at the Mirror Group, Express Newspapers, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

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    Geraldine Allinson

    Non-Executive Director

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    Geraldine Allinson

    Non-Executive Director

    Geraldine Allinson joined the board in March 2015 and is Chairman of KM Media Group.

    KM Media Group serves the local communities of Kent and Medway, and has operations across print, radio and online. The Group was acquired by Iliffe Media Ltd in 2017, allowing KM to continue to evolve and serve its audiences with trusted news and other valued content, while maintaining its independence.

    Geraldine is a former President of the Newspaper Society, a court member of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, and a Trustee of the Canterbury Festival and Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.

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    Dominic Fitzpatrick

    Non-Executive Director

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    Dominic Fitzpatrick

    Non-Executive Director

    Dominic Fitzpatrick joined the Irish News in 1998 and became Managing Director in 2008. He is also Managing Director of Interpress (NI) Ltd, a newspaper printing company, which prints many local and national titles, a position he has held since the company was incorporated in 2004.

    Dominic is Chairman of the Northern Media Group which owns six provincial radio stations. He is a board member of Ivywood Properties Ltd which has been responsible for the development of Titanic Quarter and the Titanic Quarter Visitor Centre.

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    Rebekah Brooks

    Non-Executive Director

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    Rebekah Brooks

    Non-Executive Director

    Rebekah Brooks returned to the PA Group Board in September 2015, following her appointment as Chief Executive of News UK. She had previously served on the board in 2010 and 2011.

    Rebekah joined News International in 1989 as a feature writer for the News of the World’s Sunday magazine and rose through the ranks to become Editor of The Sun in 2003, a role she held until July 2009.

    From 2009 to 2011, she served as Chief Executive of News International.

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    Simon Fox

    Non-Executive Director

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    Simon Fox

    Non-Executive Director

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    Simon Fox joined the board in October 2012 and is Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror.

    His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of HMV UK and Ireland and Chief Operating Officer for Kesa Electricals and Managing Director of Comet, which he led through its demerger from Kingfisher.

    Prior to this, Simon founded Office World, the UK's first out-of-town office supplies retailer. He began his career as a graduate trainee at Security Pacific Bank and went on to positions at Boston Consulting Group and Sandhurst Marketing plc.

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    Paul Dacre

    Non-Executive Director

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    Paul Dacre

    Non-Executive Director

    Paul took up his seat on the board in March 2019. Formerly Editor of the Daily Mail, he stepped aside after 26 years and was appointed Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers, part of DMG Media, in 2018.

    He was appointed Editor of the Evening Standard in 1990, Editor of the Daily Mail in 1992 and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers in 1998, years which saw the launches of Metro and MailOnline.