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Board of Directors

UTV Media plc Board of Directors: (L to R – Back Row) – C. McConville, N. McKeown, A. Anson, H. Kirkpatrick, S. Taunton and S. Kirkpatrick
(L to R – Front Row) – J. McCann and R. Huntingford.
(Inset - R Brennan - joined 1 June 2014)

 

RICHARD HUNTINGFORD

RICHARD HUNTINGFORD

Chairman

Appointment to the board: 2012

Age: 58

Chair of Nomination Committee

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External Appointments

Non-Executive Director, Creston plc (2011 – current)

Non-Executive Director, Crown Place VCT plc (2012 – current)

Non-Executive Director, JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc (2013 – current)

Chairman, Prince’s Trust Trading Limited (2010 – current)

Governor, Radley College (2010 – current)

 

Previous Experience

Chairman, Boomerang Plus plc (2008 -2012)

Executive Chairman, Virgin Radio (2007 – 2008)

Chief Executive Officer, Chrysalis Group plc (1987 – 2007)

Non-Executive Director, Virgin Mobile Holdings (UK) plc (2005-2006)

Chairman, Channel 3 News Limited (2001)

Non-Executive Director, Radio  Advertising Bureau (1996-1999)

Board level advisor, KPMG (1975 – 1987)

 

Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants


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HELEN KIRKPATRICK MBE

HELEN KIRKPATRICK MBE

Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the board: 2007

Age: 56

Chair of Remuneration Committee

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External Appointments:

Non-Executive Director, Kingspan Group PLC

 

Previous Experience:

Interim Chairman, UTV Media plc (February-July 2012)

Director / Chairman, Crumlin Together Limited (2005-2012)

Chairman, CAUSE (NI) Ltd (2007)

Board Member, International Fund for Ireland (2000-2006)

Director, Enterprise Equity Venture Capital Group (2000-2006)

Director, NI-CO (Northern Ireland Public Sector Enterprises Ltd) (2000-2006)


Qualifications:

B.A. (Hons) Business Studies, University of Ulster

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing


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STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK

STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK

Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the board: 2012

Age: 50

Chair of Audit Committee

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External Appointments

Chief Executive, Corbo Properties Limited (April 2010 – Present)

Non-Executive Director, Mutual Energy Limited (April 2010 – Present)

 

Previous Experience

Member of the Governing Council  of Chartered Accountants Ireland (2009 – 2012)

Head of Retail Credit, Bank of Ireland Group (2009 – 2010)

Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Northern Ireland (2006 – 2009)

Regional Director, North and Midlands, Bank of Ireland (2004 – 2006)

Senior Business and Corporate Banking roles, Bank of Ireland (1995 – 2004)

Senior Corporate Banking Manager, Ulster Bank (1993 – 1995)

Corporate Finance Specialist, KPMG LLP (1985 – 1993)

 

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) Business Studies, University of Ulster

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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ANDY ANSON

ANDY ANSON

Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the board: 2012

Age:  50

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External Appointments:

Chief Executive Officer, Kitbag Limited (2011 to present)

Non-Executive Director, British Olympic Association (2011 to present)


Previous Experience:

Chief Executive Officer, England 2018 (2009 to 2011)

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Europe (2007 to 2009)

Commercial Director, Manchester United (2004 to 2007)

Partner, OC&C (2002 to 2004)

Director, Emuse Technologies Limited (2002 to 2012)

Managing Director, Channel 4 Interactive (2000 to 2002)

Head of Strategy, Channel 4 (1999 to 2002)

Director of Finance & Planning, The Walt Disney Company, California (1996 to 1999)

Consultant, The Kalchas Group (1994 to 1996)

Consultant, Andersen Consulting (1988 to 1993)


Qualifications

MBA, INSEAD (1993)

BA Mathematics, Oxford University (1983-1986)


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COLINE MCCONVILLE

COLINE MCCONVILLE

Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the board: 2012

Age: 50

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External Appointments:

Media Advisor, Actis (2012 – present)

Non-Executive Director, TUI Travel plc (2011 – present)

Non-Executive Director, Wembley National Stadium Limited (2012 – present)



Previous Experience:

Director, Shed Media plc (2009 – 2010)

Director, HBOS plc (2000 – 2009)

European Media Advisor, LBO Candidate, Apax Partners (2006 – 2007)

Chief Executive, Europe, Clear Channel International Ltd (2002 – 2006)

Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel International Ltd (1998 – 2002)

Group Development Director, More Group plc (1996 – 1998)

Associate, Strategic Consulting, McKinsey & Co Ltd (1994 – 1996)

Associate, Strategic Consulting, The L.E.K. Partnership (1989 – 1992)


Qualifications:

M.B.A. (Baker Scholar), Harvard Business School

B.A. (Hons) Jurisprudence, University of New South Wales

B.A. (Hons) Laws, University of New South Wales


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ROISIN BRENNAN

ROISIN BRENNAN

Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the board:
2014

Age: 50

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External Appointments:

Non-Executive Director, DCC plc (2005 to present)

Non-Executive Director, Coillte Teo (2014 - present)


Previous Experience:

IBI Corporate Finance Ltd (1990 - 2011) - Various senior positions including Chief Executive (2006 -2008) and Executive Chairman (2008 - 2011)

Non-Executive Director, The Irish Takeover Panel (2000 - 2001)


Qualifications

BCL, University College Dublin (1982 - 1985)

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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JOHN MCCANN

JOHN MCCANN

Group Chief Executive

Appointment to the board: 1992

Age: 61

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External Appointments

Non-Executive Director, Northern Bank Ltd

Non-Executive Director, Business in the Community Northern Ireland

Council Member, Chartered Accountants Ireland

 

Previous Experience

Director and General Manager, Ulster Television plc (1990 – 1999)

Financial Controller/Company Secretary, Ulster Television plc (1983 – 1990)

Rescue Executive, Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland (1981-1983)

Financial Appraisal Executive, Department of Commerce (1980-1981)

Audit Function, Ernst & Young (1974-1980)

 

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Econ) Queen’s University, Belfast

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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SCOTT TAUNTON

SCOTT TAUNTON

Chief Operating Officer

Appointment to the board: 2005

Age: 43

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External Appointments

Director, The Digital Radio Group (London) Limited

Director, First Radio Sales Limited

 

Previous Experience

Managing Director, UTV Radio (GB) (2005 – 2014)

Group Business Development Director, UTV Media plc (2002 - 2005)

Managing Director, UTV Internet Ltd (2000 - 2002)

General Manager, DNA Limited, (1995 - 2000)

 


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NORMAN McKEOWN

NORMAN McKEOWN

Group Finance Director, UTV Media plc

Appointment to the board: 2009

Age: 57

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Previous Experience

Group Finance Director, UTV Media plc, (2008-present)

Managing Director, Sepha Ltd, (2005-2008)

Finance Director, Sepha Ltd, (2000-2005)

Group Finance Director, Lamont Holdings plc, (1997-2000)

Divisional Finance Director, Scottish & Newcastle plc and Bass PLC (1984-1997)

 

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Econ) Queen’s University, Belfast

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland


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