Board

 

 

Non-Executive Chair

Rob joined the Board as a Non‑Executive Director on 1 March 2018 and was appointed Chair on 9 May 2018. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee, and is Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Prior to joining Ebiquity, Rob was CEO of STV Group plc for nearly 11 years, where he led their successful transformation into a pre-eminent digital media group and oversaw a dramatic increase in shareholder value. Prior to STV, Rob was Commercial Director at Channel 4 Television for four years and was previously a Managing Director with UBS Corporate Finance and the lead partner for Deloitte’s TMT Industry Group in Europe.

He is currently Chair of the AIM-listed data services provider Blancco Technology Group plc and Chair of the Met Office.

Chief Executive Officer

Nick was appointed to the Board as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2020. 

Nick has more than 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles at leading international media, digital and advertising businesses. Prior to Ebiquity, Nick had worked for 10 years at Dentsu Aegis Network (formerly Aegis Group), a multinational media and digital marketing group. Immediately prior to joining Ebiquity, Nick was Executive Chair, UK and Ireland, having previously been CEO for Asia Pacific for nine years. Prior to Dentsu Aegis Network, Nick held a number of senior roles at global media agency Mindshare over more than 10 years, which he joined from international advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy & Mather. At Mindshare he progressed to become CEO of EMEA having been CEO Asia Pacific and previously CEO of Southeast Asia. He has worked with some of the world’s largest advertisers and best known brands including Ford Motor Co, Unilever, General Motors, Microsoft, HSBC and Pepsico.

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Alan was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2019. He took on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer from 12 November 2019 until 1 July 2020, when he returned to his original role.

Alan was the CFO of YouGov plc, the AIM listed global market research and data analytics group, between 2008 and 2017. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Future plc and Chair of Freud Museum London. Prior to YouGov plc, Alan was a partner at EY and previously at KPMG, where he provided Board level advisory and consulting services specialising in the media, technology and telecoms sectors.

He is a chartered accountant and has an MA in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from Cambridge University.

 

 

Non-Executive Director

Tom was appointed to the Board on 21 November 2014. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Nomination Committee.

Following senior sales positions with Telia and BT Cellnet, Tom founded Virgin Mobile in 1999 and subsequently built the business to revenues of £1 billion and 4.3 million customers in eight years. He led the company’s IPO in 2004 and eventual sale to NTL in 2006. From 2007 he was Chief Executive Officer of Orange, leading its turnaround and subsequent successful merger in 2010 with T‑Mobile to create Everything Everywhere (‘EE’). After running EE for a further year, he left to pursue private equity opportunities and non‑executive roles. Tom brings a wealth of international business experience and consumer instinct to Ebiquity.

 

 

Non-Executive Director

Julie was appointed to the Board on 21 November 2014. She is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the  Nomination Committee.

Julie has served in both executive and non‑executive capacities on the boards of leading companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, as well as a number of major public sector organisations. She has chaired the remuneration committees of several company boards and served as Chair of Harvey Nash plc from 2013 to 2018. She is currently Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge and Chair of Chapter Zero, a board climate forum. Julie has broad experience of businesses in professional services such as Ebiquity, and of those in the consumer industry and finance sectors, including BOC Group, Camelot, Yorkshire Building Society and Greggs. Before moving to non-executive roles, she was executive director of The Woolwich, responsible for the insurance companies and IT, having previously run a global team as a partner at Accenture.

 

 



Lara Izlan

Non-Executive Director

Lara is currently the Director of Data Strategy at ITV plc where she is responsible for leading data and AI strategic initiatives across the group. Prior to this, Lara led ITV's advanced advertising data strategy, delivering addressable products and measurement solutions for connected TV advertising.

Lara brings extensive experience from across the media industry with a particular expertise in advertising and marketing technology, having held senior strategic and commercial positions at leading media brands including Auto Trader Group Plc, Telegraph Media Group Ltd and AOL. Lara's role at AOL was mainly focussed on their European business. During her early career, Lara was based in the US, undertaking various analyst and research roles, including with Disney and OmniSky, a mobile internet start-up.

Lara holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in social psychology from the London School of Economics.

 

 

 

 

Non-Executive Director 

Richard was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2008. He is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Richard was CEO of Instinctif Partners, the international business communications consultancy, for 12 years from 2006 to 2018. He then held the role of Deputy Chair until September 2019. Richard is currently an adviser to various media and entrepreneurial businesses and is also Chair of the Harpenden Trust. Prior to joining Instinctif Partners, Richard was Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc, following the merger with Incepta Group plc, where he was the Chief Executive and formerly Group Finance Director. An Economics graduate from Cambridge University, Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London.

 

 

Company Secretary

Lorraine joined Ebiquity as Company Secretary in January 2021.

Lorraine is a chartered governance professional and accredited mediator, who provides board advisory and related consultancy services. She is a Non-Executive Director of PHSC plc and a former Non-Executive Director of City of London Group plc, both AIM listed companies. Lorraine is a Past President and Fellow of ICSA, the Chartered Governance Institute. She has held senior governance roles at a number of FTSE 350 companies. She ran her own company secretarial and corporate governance advisory practice for 13 years, which in 2016 she merged with the cosec team at a law firm, where she was a partner. Since February 2019, Lorraine has been pursuing her own consultancy interests once more.