Charles J Brady – Chief Executive Wilmington

Charles J Brady – Chief Executive

Charles Brady, is a solicitor and was a law lecturer before founding in 1985 the business which is now Central Law Group (CLG). CLG was acquired by Wilmington in June 1999. Mr Brady joined the Board in Novemer 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive in February 2002. He is a member of the Group's Nomination Committee.

Simon Foster CEO of International Media

As CEO of International Media, Simon Foster is responsible for the exhibitions and events that run outside the UK. This includes the world leading trade shows of CPhI and Food Ingredients as well as Informex, which focuses on the Specialty Chemicals market. The business has events that run in all parts of the globe, including China, North America, Brazil, Africa and Europe, and the objective is to further grow and increase this portfolio.

International Media also includes publications, awards and conferences and on-line developments. Simon was appointed Managing Director and to the Board in March 2006 and is based in Holland. He became CEO of International Media in July 2008.

Simon has previously been the Managing Director of International Media and General Manager and Group Director of the Ingredients Division, which he took over in September 2003. Prior to that, he managed many of CMPi's leading magazines and Events including IFSEC, the International Security Show; the fire safety shows; the Association of Chief Police Officers conference; and the National Franchise Exhibition.

A qualified and registered marketer, Simon has been with business since 1998, and has held many positions from Marketing Manager to Group Director. He joined from a partner organisation of CMP, after a broad ranging career in marketing, sales and PR.

Duncan Edwards Chief Executive, The National Magazine Company

Duncan Edwards
Chief Executive, The National Magazine Company

Duncan Edwards is the Chief Executive of The National Magazine Company, The Hearst Corporation's publishing business in the UK. The Group comprises; The National Magazine Company itself, ACP-NatMag (a joint venture with ACP of Australia), NatMag Rodale (a joint venture with Rodale Inc.), COMAG (a distribution joint venture with Condé Nast) of which he is also the Chairman, and Hearst Digital Network (UK).

The group publishes some of the most significant magazines in the UK - including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Health and Reveal. NatMag has been one of the most dynamic organisations in the sector over the last few years, growing from publishing nine magazines in 2000 to 20 magazines in 2007, through a mix of launches, acquisitions and joint ventures.

The Group has a growing digital publishing business centred around on-line versions of its major magazines; the leading women's interest portal, and the leading consumer health website,

Duncan Edwards has been with the company since 1989 in various roles including Publisher of Company Magazine, Director of Business Development and Managing Director. He spent the early part of his career at Media Week Ltd.

Duncan has a dual honours degree in Geography and Politics from Sheffield University. He is married to journalist, Sarah Kennedy, they have two children and live in North London. He is a keen amateur runner and tri-athlete.

Mark Kelsey, Chief Executive Reed Business Information

Mark Kelsey, Chief Executive

Mark Kelsey has a 25 year career in publishing with Reed Business Information. He started his career in Marketing and was appointed to the Board in 1992 as MD of Estates Gazette. He has also held the position of Marketing Director of RBI and until recently he was Chief Operating Officer with commercial responsibility for all of the companies print and web products. He was the launch MD of and has led the companies transformation to an online publisher.

Evelyn Webster, Chief Executive, IPC Media

Evelyn Webster, Chief Executive, IPC Media

Evelyn joined IPC in 1992 as a graduate trainee, working her way through circulation and marketing functions to become a Publisher within IPC Inspire, overseeing brands including Country Life, Horse & Hound and Shooting Times. Evelyn was promoted to the IPC board in April 2003, as Managing Director of IPC Inspire, with more than 50 magazine and web brands in her portfolio. She was named Managing Director of IPC Connect – home to Britain's best loved women's weeklies – in March 2004. The Connect portfolio includes some of the most well-known media brands in the UK – Now, Chat, Woman, Woman's Own, and Woman's Weekly. During her tenure she launched three of the most successful new brands of the past decade: Look – the UK's first glossy high street fashion and celebrity style weekly, Pick Me Up – which reinvigorated the real life sector, and – the destination for mainstream women online. Evelyn became Chief Executive of IPC Media in January 2009, overseeing all aspects of the business – and with direct responsibility for IPC Advertising.

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine Chairman Haymarket

Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine was born in 1933. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he read politics, philosophy and economics.

Until the late 1960s, Michael helped to create the Haymarket Media Group, which is now one of the largest independent magazine companies in the country with extensive interests overseas. He rejoined the Board of Directors on leaving Government in 1997, and became chairman in March 1999 on the retirement of Lindsay Masters.

His first book, Where There’s a Will, was published in March 1987 and his second, The Challenge of Europe: Can Britain Win?, in May 1989. His political autobiography, Life in the Jungle, appeared in September 2000.

Among other awards, he has been presented with the Publicity Club of London Cup (2005), National Business Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), and the PPA Marcus Morris Award, which recognises an exceptional career and outstanding contribution to the UK magazine industry (2003).

He is also a Fellow of the 48 Group Club, in recognition of outstanding contribution to relations with China (2003), Gold Medallist of the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering (1999) and the Institute of Public Relations’ Presidents Medal (1998). He was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1991.

Lord Heseltine is also an enthusiastic gardener and has created an arboretum to house his collection of over 3000 different trees and shrubs.

Sir Crispin Davis CEO Reed Elsevier

Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Knighted in 2004 for services to the information industry. Non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline plc. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier was Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Group plc. From 1990 to 1993 was a member of the main board at Guniess plc and Group Managing Director of United Distillers. Spent over 20 years at Proctor & Gamble where he held senior positions in the UK and Germany, before heading up the North American Food business.

Business address:
Reed Elsevier Group plc
1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5JR, United Kingdom

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Stevie Spring Chief Executive Future Plc

Stevie has been Chief Executive since July 2006. After graduating in law, Stevie worked in client marketing and breakfast television before starting a 16-year career in advertising agency management. From 2000 to 2006, she was UK Chief Executive of Clear Channel, the world's largest out-of-home media company. Stevie also chairs the Groundwork Federation - the UK's largest organisation delivering community regeneration projects - and is a trustee of Arts & Business. She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and of the Marketing Society and is one of only four honorary members of the Women's Advertising Club.

Tom Moloney Group Chief Executive EMAP

Emap plc today announces the appointment of Tom Moloney as Group Chief Executive with effect from 23 January 2003. He will take over from current Chief Executive Robin Miller, who will stand down from the Board on the same date.

Tom began his career at Emap in 1981, working on a range of new computer and technology magazines. Whilst Group Managing Director of Emap Metro and Elan he brought Elle, Mother & Baby and New Woman into the group. He went on to become CEO of Emap Consumer Magazines, overseeing the launch of heat. As President and CEO of Emap USA Tom launched FHM US, which has gone on to become one of America’s fastest growing magazines. He currently holds the post of Chief Operating Officer.

The Board would like to thank Robin Miller for his leadership of Emap over the last 18 months, during which time he has succeeded in both stabilising and growing Emap. Robin has been a key influence on the growth and success of Emap over the last thirty years.

Chairman Adam Broadbent said: “Over the last six months we have conducted a rigorous search for the right person to drive Emap forward, develop and deliver the company’s future aspirations, and inspire our creative and talented media teams. We have seen an impressive array of candidates with wide experience in the sector and beyond. Tom’s combination of vision, energy and experience meant that he was our unanimous choice. In the last twelve months he has helped bring stability to Emap and his task now is to lead Emap to greater things in the future.”

Tom Moloney said: “Emap is one of the UK’s most exciting companies and I look forward to developing the business whilst seeking out fresh opportunities. In the last year Emap has generated real momentum. Emap is on track and well positioned to capitalise on its future plans and ambitions.

James Tye CEO Dennis Publishing

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paperbaghead.jpgEver looked up your own name on Google (GOOG)? Sure you have -- and if you haven't, you should start: For an employer, googling a job applicant is just due diligence.

But what if you don't like your results?

That's what happened to the WSJ's Julia Angwin, whose top hit on the leading search engine was a story she wrote in 2005 that had a correction appended to it. How embarrassing.

So Julia set out to discover: How can individuals game Google to take back control of their own name? Here's what SEO (search engine optimization) experts told her:

  • Don't bother asking Google for help. The company will almost always refuse to intervene except in cases of identity theft, and even then they'll try to defer responsibility.
  • The key is to create your own content, lots of it, and cross-link. Your Twitter should link to your personal blog, which should link to your Facebook, etc etc.
  • You can boost your LinkedIn or Facebook results by writing articles on sites like, or Google Knol and linking back to your personal pages. (So Knol is good for something after all!)
  • Create a homepage at Spend a few minutes learning about basic SEO concepts like title tags that weigh heavily in Google's ranking algorithim. Make your personal page text-based, not graphics-based, for better ranking. Have as many sites as possible (Facebook, Twitter, etc) link to your homepage.

Julia was able to get her LinkedIn page as her top result after two weeks of effort.

But the results changed again, to Julia's dismay. Google gives a stronger rank to pages that have been on the Internet for a long time. So consider rehabilitating your search engine presence a long-term project like trying to repair a bad credit rating: It will take time.

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