Richard Jewson, 68, joined the board of Eastern Counties
Newspapers Group Limited (ECNG) in 1982 as a
non-executive director and became Chairman in 1996.
After running Jewson, the timber and building
merchant, for 12 years, he held the position of Managing
Director, and then Chairman, of its holding company,
Meyer International Plc, until he retired in 1993.
Subsequently he was Chairman of Savills Plc for 10 years
and Deputy Chairman of awg plc.
He is currently a
director of Temple Bar Investment Trust Plc, Grafton Group
plc, Raven Russia Limited and a number of other unquoted
He is HM Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, a Trustee of Transforming Education in Norfolk and Chairs
the Council for the University of East Anglia.
Richard chairs the remuneration and nominations
Peter Troughton, 64, joined the board of ECNG as a
non-executive director in 1991, having served on the
boards of East Anglian Daily Times Company Limited
and Community Media Limited since 1984.
Peter graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge and served in
HM Diplomatic Service, before joining WHSmith
Group plc, where he became Managing Director
News Division and later, as a director of the main
board, Managing Director Retailing. He left in 1995
to become Deputy Chairman of Rothschild Asset
Management until 1999. He is a director of a number
of private companies. He is Chairman of
Lowland Investment Company plc and a director of JOHIM Global
Investment Funds plc and Waverton Funds plc.
A former trustee of the National Gallery, he was
appointed a Trustee of the Royal Collection in 2007.
He is Chairman of the Council of the University of
Bath and a Trustee of The Royal Opera House
Peter chairs the audit committee.
Adrian Jeakings Chief Executive
Adrian Jeakings, 54, joined the Board as Finance
Director in October 2002 and became Chief Executive
in November 2008.
Adrian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants and was Group Finance
Director of The Stationery Office before joining Archant.
He is a graduate of Imperial College, London and
worked briefly as an engineer before training as an
accountant at BICC plc. After qualifying, he joined the
instrumentation division of Schlumberger, where he was
Finance Director of a number of business units based
in France. Before joining The Stationery Office he was Director – Finance Europe for Dun & Bradstreet Inc.
Adrian is a Director of the PA Group Limited and
is president of the Newspaper Society. He is also a
governor of Norwich School.
Adrian chairs the pension committee.
||Brian McCarthy Finance Director
Brian McCarthy, 50, joined the Board as Finance
Director in November 2008.
Brian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland,
having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin and
Cambridge, and joined Archant in January 2004 as
Finance Director of Archant Regional.
Previously he worked as Finance Director of an
environmental company and prior to that he held a
series of senior finance roles in the English Language
Division of Pearson Education.
He is also a Director of the Newspaper Licensing Agency and a Trustee of Transforming Education in Norfolk.
Simon Copeman, 46, joined the board of ECNG in
October 2001 as a non-executive director, having
previously been a member of the ECNG Newspapers
Since 1990 he has held a variety of general
management, Six Sigma and sales and marketing
positions with 3M UK plc and is currently their
Manager of 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division.
Richard Wyatt, 53, was appointed a non-executive
director of Archant in April 2005.
Richard is Chairman of Loudwater Investment
Partners Limited. He is a Managing Director of N.M.
Rothschild and formerly Managing Director of Schroder
Richard, who is a law graduate, is also a trustee
of Aldeburgh Music.
||Jonathan Hustler Director
Johnny Hustler, 57, managing director of Archant Anglia, joined the Board in January 2008, having served as a director of a number of other Archant companies during 24 years of service with the Group.
After graduating from Leeds University, he went to Unilever and started his media career with Anglia Television in 1983, then joining the East Anglian Daily Times in 1987. In 1995 he moved to Eastern Counties Newspapers Limited as Marketing Director, after which he served in a number of senior commercial roles before launching Archant Life in 2001 and managing its development through to 2011. In April 2011, he became MD of Archant Anglia.
Johnny is the UK director of the International Newspaper NewsMedia Marketing Association and sits on their Europeam board. He is also a governor of Norwich School.
Mike Walsh Non Executive Director
Mike Walsh, 63, was appointed a non-executive director of Archant in February 2010.
Mike is a director of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa and of Ogilvy & Mather Africa Inc and a non-executive of The Brand Union. Formerly a main board director of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide for 16 years, he was also, for 12 years, Chief Executive of their Europe, Middle East and African operations. He is also Senior Vice President of Business Development for Velti Plc.
After graduating from Durham in 1971, Mike joined Young & Rubicam and was appointed to the Board in 1981 before joining Ogilvy & Mather Plc in 1983.
Mike was for six years Chairman of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee, which is an umbrella organisations for 13 leading UK charities including The Red Cross, Oxfam and Save The Children.
Sonita Alleyne OBE Non Executive Director
Sonita Alleyne OBE, 46, was appointed a non-executive director of Archant in February 2012.
After studying Philosophy at Cambridge University,
Sonita founded cross-platform media production
company Somethin’ Else in 1991. She was the CEO
of the business for 18 years and a Non-executive
Director for a further two years. She is a board member
of the British Board of Film Classification, a member of
the Court of Governors of the University of the Arts and
chair of the Islington Arts and Media School Trust.
She was a Non-executive Director at the Department
for Culture, Media and Sport and a
previous member of the National Employment Panel
and London Skills and Employment Board. Sonita won
the Carlton Multicultural Achievement Award for TV and
Radio in 2002 and is a fellow of The Royal Society of
the Arts and the Radio Academy. She was awarded an
OBE for services to broadcasting in November 2003.