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Future announces new management structure

August 23rd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Future, the award-winning international media group and leading digital business, today announces its new Executive Management Team under the leadership of Zillah Byng- Maddick, CEO.

As previously announced Richard Haley will join as CFO in October, having previously held a number of senior roles at Tesco Plc. The rest of the Management Team is as follows: Nial Ferguson is appointed Content & Marketing Director. Nial joined Future in March 2008 and under Nial’s stewardship Future has established itself as the UK’s leading consumer technology media company. Nial will be responsible for the creation of the award leading content that Future is famous for and the marketing brand strategy and plans to support the business, in addition Nial has accountability for our award winning Events team.

Jeff Turner has joined Future as Commercial Director for Advertising. Jeff has a 16 year career in media, including senior commercial roles at Telegraph Media Group and KGB deals. Jeff will oversee all Advertising Commercial functions – including Commercial Planning, Ad Ops and Commercial Content Creation.

Paul Layte was appointed Commercial Director for Consumer Revenues in May 2014. Paul was previously at Carphone Warehouse, and brings with him invaluable technology and retail experience. Paul oversees Circulation, Subscriptions, Digital Editions, Trade Marketing, Affiliates, Consumer & Product Insight, Data Strategy and International licensing.

Emma Harvey joined the business in June 2014 and leads the newly created Product & Technology team, as Product and Technology Director. Emma is responsible for Future’s strategy and execution across IT architecture, product management across all of Future’s channels and the Development and UX teams. Emma brings with her a wealth of media and telecoms industry experience.

Michael Venus, joins as HR and Communications Director, responsible for developing Future’s people and communication strategies. Michael has over 20 years experience in the Media sector.

Charlie Speight, continues as Senior Vice President of Future US, having been promoted to this role in April 2014. Charlie has worked at Future for nearly two years with a background in Product and Technology and the Games industry.

Zillah Byng-Maddick, CEO, says: “I am delighted to be working with such a strong team with a wealth of Media, Retail, and Technology experience; this is the right team for the next stage of the Future journey and I am looking forward to working together with them”.

Future announces new Content & Marketing management team

August 11th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet

11/08/14 Future, the award-winning international media group and leading digital business, today announces the new leadership team tasked with the development of its Content & Marketing strategy, under the leadership of Content & Marketing Director Nial Ferguson. The Content & Marketing team are responsible for the creation and development of the award winning brands, audiences and market expertise within the games, technology, music, film, photography, creative & design verticals. Declan Gough becomes Head of Content & Marketing, Film, Games and Music. Declan will be responsible for all of the brands in this portfolio including GamesRadar, Edge, MusicRadar, Guitarist, SFX and Total Film. He joined Future in 2012 – leading the market-leading Creative & Design group and the renowned Edge brand.

Nick Merritt becomes Head of Content & Marketing, Technology – building on his work with TechRadar, the UK’s biggest consumer technology website, Nick will take control of leading brands including T3, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and MacFormat. Nick has been responsible for the phenomenal success of TechRadar, leading it through international expansion as well as into new content areas such as Business Tech with TechRadar Pro.

Matthew Pierce becomes Head of Content & Marketing, Photography and Creative & Design. Matt has led Future’s market leading photography portfolio to huge success in the past few years, including overseeing the launch of the award winning digital innovation Photography Week and equally award winning The Photography Show at the NEC, and now will be also responsible for the market-leading Creative & Design group.

Nial Ferguson, Content & Marketing Director, says: “I am delighted to be able to announce these appointments as we continue the process of restructuring Future around content that connects with consumers and commercial partners. We are coming to the end of our transformation process and the focus is now all about putting the exciting plans in place. I know that Nick, Declan and Matthew and their exceptionally talented teams will be able to achieve everything that is asked of them.

About Future:

  • Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).

  • Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.

  • Future holds market-leading positions in Technology, Games, Music, and the Creative sector.

  • Future attracts more than 52 million monthly global unique users to our websites, which include, and

  • Future sold more than 13 million magazines last year. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film and Xbox: The Official Magazine.

  • Videos created by Future had over 143 million views last year

  • Future, and its portfolio, reaches over 15 million people on social media.

  • Future has over 190 licensing & syndication agreements in 88 countries worldwide, and exports over 55 titles.

  • Follow Future plc on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at