Elected by shareholders, the Board is responsible for managing STV Group plc, agreeing the strategy, setting the culture and values of the business, overseeing long-term sustainable success, and overseeing performance while discharging governance and legal responsibilities.
Paul ReynoldsChair +
Appointed to the board in February 2021, Paul has over 30 years international public-company experience as a Chair, non-executive Director and senior executive, including tenures as Chief Executive of BT Wholesale and Executive Director of BT Group plc and Chief Executive of Telecom New Zealand Ltd. He is currently a non-executive Director of Tosca IOM Ltd, the holding company of TalkTalk Telecom Group.
Paul is also active in financial services, as a non-executive director at Computershare Ltd in Melbourne and Chair of data-analytics fintech, 9Spokes Ltd. He has held previous roles as a non-executive Director at Eircom Ireland Limited, XConnect Global Networks Ltd and Japan-based telecommunications company, eAccess Ltd. Paul is Chair of the STV Children’s Appeal.
Simon PittsChief Executive +
Appointed to the Board in January 2018, Simon set out a growth strategy to transform STV into a digital streaming and IP-led media business. After a period of consistent growth, STV posted record financial results in 2021.
Previously, Simon was on ITV’s executive board as Managing Director, Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology. Over a 17-year career there, Simon held a range of senior roles and, as Director of Strategy, was one of the main architects of the company’s strategic transformation under Adam Crozier and Archie Norman. Simon was on the board of ITN for eight years and prior to ITV, worked in the European Parliament.
He is Vice Chair of the Royal Television Society and a trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal and of pre-school literary charity Oscar’s Book Prize.
Lindsay DixonChief Financial Officer +
Lindsay qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 2002 and after holding a number of senior finance positions across FTSE 100, 250 and large private companies was appointed to the Board in May 2019.
Lindsay joined the Group from William Grant & Sons where she held the role of Group Financial Controller having previously held a similar role at The Weir Group plc. In addition to her core financial responsibilities, she has wide ranging M&A, investor relations, debt and equity fundraising, project/change management and international experience. In her early stage career after qualifying at Deloitte, she held senior finance roles with Johnston Press plc.
Simon MillerSenior Independent Director +
Appointed to the Board in December 2016, Simon is an experienced non-executive director and chairman and has had exposure to a wide range of financial, commercial and manufacturing businesses.
Simon is Chairman of Hampden & Co, private bankers and of Bankers Investment Trust. He is also chairman of Blackrock Sustainable American Income Trust although will step down from this role in the autumn. Simon was formerly chairman of Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC and a non-executive director of Scottish Friendly Assurance Limited. Simon read Law at Cambridge and is a Barrister at Law.
Anne Marie CannonNon-Executive Director +
Anne Marie Cannon
Appointed in November 2014, Anne Marie has over 40 years’ experience in the energy industry and investment banking and is an experienced director, holding executive and non-executive roles. She is currently Deputy Chair at Aker BP ASA, and a non-executive director on the boards of Harbour Energy plc and the privately owned Aker Energy AS. In addition, she is a Senior Advisor in the Strategic Advisory business at PJT Partners.
Anne Marie was previously a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley and has also held financial and commercial roles at Shell UK, Schroder Wagg and Thomson North Sea, as well as executive director positions on the boards of Hardy Oil and Gas and British Borneo.
Ian SteeleNon-Executive Director +
Appointed to the Board in November 2015, Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with Arthur Young McClelland Moores. His subsequent career involved time with The British Linen Bank, Touche Ross, Rutherford Manson Dowds and Deloitte.
Ian retired as Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2015 and prior to retiring, had been on the UK Board of Deloitte LLP for over eight years. Ian was a Corporate Finance Advisory Partner with Deloitte and was Head of Global Advisory for three years. He is on the Advisory Board of Visible Capital and is Chairman of Iomart Group plc.
David BerggNon-Executive Director +
Appointed to the Board in May 2018, David has worked in the broadcasting industry for over 30 years at ITV, the BBC, Sky, TV-am and Channel Five.
He started his career in a number of ITV regional audience research teams (including Grampian Television), before moving into marketing and programme acquisition roles and then embarking on a succession of senior scheduling positions.
David was Director of Programme Strategy at ITV for 20 years from 1997 to 2017 and retains extensive contacts at senior levels in the broadcasting and programme production sectors in the UK and USA.
Aki MandharNon-Executive Director +
Appointed to the Board in February 2021, Aki has built a successful executive career across the advertising, marketing and digital media sectors and is currently UK General Manager of subscription-based sports news website, The Athletic.
Prior to joining The Athletic in early 2020, she was Chief Operating Officer of Telegraph Media Group, responsible for delivery of the strategy to transform the business from a traditional publisher model into a successful, sustainable subscription-based business. Aki was UK Managing Director of Omnicom Group Agency, OMD from 2015 until 2017 and prior to this held executive roles within MediaCom over a period of nine years.