(born 24 January 1962) is both the chief executive
of Trinity Mirror
, UK's largest newspaper publisher, and non-executive director of EMI
. She is widely considered as one of the most powerful woman executives in Europe
. She was named as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Britain
" by Management Today
and as one of Britain’s most influential women by the Daily Mail
. She was also named as one of the top 20 most influential figures in media by MediaGuardian and as one of the top 50 most powerful businesswomen outside the United States by Fortune
. Currently she is on the Press Association Board and President of NewstrAid, a charity for the distribution and retail trade. She also does much charity work for ChildLine
, and recently gave a large sum of money to Help a London Child.
Before joining Trinity Mirror as chief executive in 2003, she was chief executive of AOL Time Warner
's IPC media group, the UK's leading consumer magazine publishing group. She was elected to the board of IPC at the age of 31, and she was subsequently named chief executive at the age of 37. In October 2001, at the age of 39, she successfully led the £1.15 billion sale of the IPC to Time Inc
, the publishing division of AOL Time Warner.
In 2005 her bonus was cut by more than £100,000, but in April 2006, Trinity Mirror awarded her a 12.9% increase on her £620,000 salary, just months after several hundred of its 11,000 staff had been made redundant... Read More