ITN announces new Chairman

ITN announces today that Maggie Carver will step aside from her role as Chairman after completing her term of office. The board will now rotate the chairmanship among the non-executive directors on an annual basis.

After five successful years as Chairman, Mrs Carver will hand over the chairmanship to Andrew Garard with immediate effect. She remains an active member of non-executive board as shareholder representative for United Business Media and in her capacity as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Andrew Garard has served as a non-executive director for the past five years and is one of ITV plc’s representatives on the ITN board. He is the first non-executive director to become chairman on the new rotation basis and will hold the position until July 2015.

Mr Garard is currently Group Legal Director and General Counsel at ITV. Previously, he was a Partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Cable & Wireless PLC, Reuters Group PLC and in the corporate departments of both Freshfields and Clifford Chance.

Maggie Carver said: “It has been a huge privilege to represent ITN as Chairman over the past five years and I am extremely proud of what has been achieved in creating a fundamentally stronger company. I’d like to pay tribute to the high quality and professionalism of the staff and to thank them, and in particular John Hardie and Bryan Martin, for their roles in making ITN the exciting company it is today.”

Andrew Garard said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role at such a pivotal time in ITN’s evolution and I look forward to helping to contribute to the organisation’s progress and championing its successes.”

ITN CEO John Hardie said: “We are extremely grateful to Maggie for the passion, energy and dedication she has brought to the role, during a period which has seen ITN reclaim its status, ambition and financial stability. I look forward to working with Andrew into the next phase of our development.”

ITN has four shareholders: ITV plc (40%), Daily Mail and General Trust (20%), Reuters (20%) and United Business Media (20%).

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