XLMedia has appointed Marcus Rich as Non-Executive Chair with immediate effect. Rich will also serve as a member of Audit, Remuneration and Risk Committees.
He is currently Non-Executive Chairman at AIM listed Digitalbox Plc, a mobile first digital media company. Previously, he spent five years at DMGT, serving as Managing Director at Mail On Sunday, before becoming Commercial Director at Associated Newspapers.
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 also spent six years as CEO of TI Media, broadening his knowledge of digital publishing and supervising digital content operations. He also previously served as a Group Account Director at McCann Erickson and managed Optimus Communications.
Rich commented: “I am very excited to be joining XLMedia plc at this important time in its development. I am really looking forward to working with the team following the period of strategic redirection to maximise the digital opportunities from the existing assets and take advantage of the growth opportunities in the core areas of sports betting in a marketplace that is constantly evolving.
“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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