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February 09, 2016 9:52 AM ET


Company Overview of Guardian Media Group plc

Company Overview

Guardian Media Group plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the dissemination of news, information, and advertising material by way of digital and print media in the United Kingdom and internationally. It publishes, a news Website; and the Guardian and Observer newspapers. The company was incorporated in 1907 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Guardian Media Group plc operates as a subsidiary of The Scott Trust Limited.

Kings Place

90 York Way

London,  N1 9GU

United Kingdom

Founded in 1907

1,650 Employees

Key Executives for Guardian Media Group plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director of Commercial Finance
Editor-In-Chief of Guardian News & Media and Director
Company Secretary
Revenue Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Guardian Media Group plc Key Developments

Guardian Media Group Announces Board Appoints

Guardian Media Group has appointed Baroness Rebuck, the chair of book publisher Penguin Random House UK, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to its board. They join other high profile figures on the board of the Guardian and Observer's parent company including chairman Neil Berkett, chief executive David Pemsel, Guardian News & Media editor-in-chief Katharine Viner and O2 chief executive Ronan Dunne. Rebuck, who was chief executive of Random House for 22 years until its merger with rival Penguin in 2013, also chairs the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Guardian Media Group plc Appoints Richard Kerr as Chief Financial Officer

Guardian Media Group plc announced the appointment of Richard Kerr as chief financial officer. Richard joins GMG from UBM where he was most recently CFO and interim CEO of UBM EMEA. Richard will sit on the GMG Board and the Guardian News & Media Executive Committee. He will oversee the finance, corporate development, risk and commercial legal functions. In addition, the company secretary will report into Richard, as will Richard Furness, GNM's director of publishing. Richard has been chief financial officer of UBM EMEA (formerly UBM Live) since January 2011. Richard joined UBM in 2004 and was head of group development from 2004 to 2008. In this role he was responsible for managing more than 60 worldwide acquisitions, the majority of which were in the events space. He then moved to UBM Aviation, where he was CFO and senior vice president for events and publications, responsible for all the trade shows, conferences and magazines in the division.

Guardian Media Group Announces Executive Changes, Effective July 1, 2015

Guardian Media Group has promoted David Pemsel to the role of chief executive. Pemsel, currently deputy chief executive of Guardian News & Media succeeds Andrew Miller. Pemsel, a former ITV marketing director, was promoted to deputy chief executive in 2013 from his position as chief commercial officer. Pemsel, who takes up his new role on July 1, 2015 will manage the commercial, investment and financial strategy of GMG. Pemsel will work closely with Katharine Viner, who was appointed as the new editor-in-chief of the Guardian in March, 2015.

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