London, 11 June 2020: PA Media Group, the news and information business and parent company of PA Media, has appointed Lord Carter CBE to its board as a non-executive director.
Stephen Carter is the Group Chief Executive of Informa plc, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events company.
He has held senior executive positions in a range of Media & Technology businesses. Prior to becoming the Group CEO of Informa in 2013, he was President & Managing Director EMEA at Alcatel Lucent Inc, Managing Director and COO of ntl (now Virgin Media) and CEO and Managing Director of JWT UK & Ireland. Stephen was the founding CEO of Ofcom, the UK’s Media & Communications Regulator. He also served as Chief of Strategy to Prime Minister, The Right Hon Gordon Brown, and was Minister for the Media & Telecommunications industry, where he wrote and published the Digital Britain Report.
Stephen has served on a number of company Boards, including as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Informa PLC, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities PLC. He is also a Non-Executive board member at the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Chairman of The Henley Music Festival.
Clive Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of the PA Media Group, said:
“Stephen’s unique blend of digital, media and commercial experience across a range of sectors is a welcome addition to our board, particularly as the PA Media Group continues to diversify its business.”
Murdoch MacLennan, PA Media Group Chairman, said of Lord Carter:
“I am absolutely delighted that Stephen is joining us. He has got huge experience on a number of fronts and that breadth of business knowledge will help to drive our operations forward much faster.”