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Thursday 24 December, 2009


Announcement of Board Changes

RNS Number : 6818E
24 December 2009

24 December 2009


Following the announcement of Michael Grade's retirement as Chairman of ITV and the appointment of Archie Norman who will take up the role in January, ITV today announced further changes to the board composition.

Heather Killen and AgnèTouraine have both announced their intention to retire as non executive directors with effect from 31 December 2009 now that the succession arrangements have been completed.

Commenting on the changes, Michael Grade said: "I am very grateful to Heather and Agnès for their assistance in guiding ITV through an extremely challenging time to a place where the company's prospects are immeasurably improved."

Archie Norman said: "2009 has been by any standards a difficult and demanding year for the non-executive team at ITV and I thank Heather and Agnès for their support of me and Michael Grade through this period of succession."

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Media enquiries

Ruth Settle, ITV - 020 7157 3707 or 07946 346698

Susanna Voyle/Tom Rayner, Tulchan - 020 7 353 4200

Investor enquiries

Christy Swords - 020 7157 6572 or 07881 505783

Pippa Foulds - 020 7157 6555


Notes to Editors

Heather Killen

Other Appointments

  • Partner of Hemisphere Capital LLP and a director of Hemisphere Cap (UK) Limited (2002) 

Previous Experience

  • Non-executive director of Tersus Energy plc (2006-2007) 
  • Senior vice president, International Operations, (1999-2001), vice president International (1998-1999), managing director, European Operations (1996-1997) Yahoo! Inc. 
  • Director, European Online Services, Ziff Davis Publishing Company (1992-1996) Associate, Media and Telecommunications Corporate Finance Group, Salomon Brothers, Inc (1989-1992) 


Other Appointments

  • Non-executive director of Neopost SA (2007) 
  • President of Act III Consultants 
  • Board member of Fondation de France 

Previous Experience

  • Non-executive director of Cable & Wireless plc (2005-2009) and plc (2003-2005) 
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAIP/Libération 
  • Chairman and chief executive of Vivendi Universal Publishing (2001-2003) 
  • Chairman and chief executive of Havas (2000-2001), and chief executive of Havas/Liris Interactive (1998-2000), and chairman and chief executive of Liris Interactive (1995-1998) 
  • Head of Strategy and divisional CEO Lagardère Group (1985-1995) 
  • Engagement manager and consultant at McKinsey (1981-1985) 

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