John Hardie joined ITN in June 2009 as CEO. Prior to joining ITN, John was Executive Vice President and Managing Director Walt Disney Television EMEA from 2001 to 2009. He built Disney Channel from a boutique pay TV channel in 9 million homes generating $200m revenue to become by far the most successful kids TV business in Europe with distribution in 44 million homes generating $500m revenue. Between 1997 and 2001 John was Marketing and Commercial Director of ITV Network Ltd.
John was born and bred in Glasgow where he is also graduated from Glasgow University.
Bryan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of ITN in 2009 having spent six months as a Finance Consultant to ITN. Having initially trained and qualified with PwC, Bryan spent the next 16 years working at Reuters, progressing to a very senior level within finance.
He has a strong track record of delivering above target business performance and change management. He spent his last three years at Reuters as Global Head of Finance, reporting to the Group CFO. He left as a result of the Thomson Reuters merger and joined the Everymind consultancy in 2008.
Jonathan Harmsworth, The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Rothermere became Chairman of DMGT in 1998 when he was 29. He sets the long-term strategic direction of the Group, which employs more than 9,600 people in over 40 countries.
As Chairman, Lord Rothermere has overseen the transformation of DMGT from a newspaper business into a diversified media, information and business services Group. He graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and is married with six children.
Christy is the Director for Finance and Operations for ITV Broadcasting and Online. He has undertaken a number of roles across ITV, including as Director of Regulatory Affairs, Director of Investor Relations and Launch Director for ITV Encore and ITVBe.
Christy sits on the ITV Broadcasting Board and has represented the company on the boards of YouView, Freesat, Digital UK, BARB and Britbox US. Prior to ITV, Christy worked in public affairs for GPC and Prima Europe, and for Japanese broadcaster NHK in London and Tokyo.
Geert is Chair of ITN and is Thomson Reuters representative on the Board. Geert was Editor-in-Chief of Reuters from 2000 to 2006, and Reuters Global Head of Content from 2002 to 2006. He joined Reuters as a correspondent covering European Union affairs in Brussels in 1983. Previously, Geert was a correspondent for AP-Dow Jones.
Maggie Carver is Chairman of ITN’s Audit Committee. She is also UBM’s representative on the Board and has a background in investment banking followed by a career mainly in the media sector. Previously she was Managing Director of Channel Four Racing and Global Broadcast as well as being Chairman of SDN Ltd. Maggie has been non-executive director of Channel Five and programme producer RDF Media plc alongside eight other companies. She is joint owner of Carvercare and Mobility Group, Chairman of The Racecourse Association, Vice Chairman of the British Board of Film Classification and a non-executive director on the board of the Service, Sound and Vision Corporation and the British Horseracing Levy Board.
Andrew joined ITV as Group Legal Director and General Counsel in November 2007.
Previously, Andrew was a Partner in the corporate department of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, and projects primarily in the telecoms & media sectors in Europe, Asia and the US. Prior to that he was Group General Counsel & Company Secretary at Cable & Wireless PLC, responsible for global legal, regulatory, compliance & insurance affairs. Andrew has also held positions at Reuters Group PLC (Global Head of Legal and Deputy General Counsel based in the UK, and General Counsel Asia based in Hong Kong) and in the corporate departments of both Freshfields and Clifford Chance.