Marcus Rich has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman at XLMedia with immediate effect. Rich will be a member the Audit, Remuneration and Risk Committees.
He currently serves as Non-Executive Chair at AIM-listed Digitalbox Plc. This company is a digital media company that focuses on mobile. Prior to joining Associated Newspapers, he was Managing Director of Mail On Sunday and Commercial Director.
Prior to that, he spent 16 years at EMAP, during which held the role of Group Managing Director of EMAP Lifestyle Magazines and EMAP Advertising, as well as overseeing the group’s US and Australian businesses.
“On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome Marcus to XLMedia, who brings a wealth of digital publishing and capital markets experience to this role,” said Julie Markey, Interim Non-Executive Chair of XLMedia.
“We look forward to Marcus supporting the strategic ambitions for our business and I believe we will greatly benefit from his knowledge and expertise.”
Rich was also the CEO of TI Media for six years, where he gained a greater understanding of digital publishing and managed digital content operations. Rich was also previously a McCann Erickson Group Account Director and managed Optimus Communications.
Rich commented: “I am very excited to be joining XLMedia plc at this important time in its development. After the strategic redirection period, I look forward to working alongside the team to maximize the digital opportunities and capitalize on the growth opportunities within the core areas. This is a market that is always changing.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Julie Markey for the support she has provided as Interim-Chair.”
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