Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Future PLC
16 October 2023

16 October 2023

Future plc

Appointment of new Independent Non-Executive Director




Future plc (LSE: FUTR; "Future" or "the Group"), the global platform for specialist media, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivana Kirkbride to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director from 15 December 2023.


Ivana has spent her career in content-led, digital media businesses and has a deep understanding of

how to leverage data and technology to create and deliver content to consumer audiences. Most

recently, she was at Meta where she held Director positions in both Product Marketing and Content

Strategy & Acquisitions. Previously, she also held senior positions at Verizon, Google and YouTube,

all in the US.


Ivana's appointment comes ahead of Hugo Drayton's forthcoming retirement from the Board as he

approaches his nine years of service at the end of the year. Hugo will not be seeking re-election at the

Company's AGM in February 2024 and will resign from the Board on 31 January 2024. Ivana will join

the Nominations Committee and the Responsibility Committee, taking over as Chair of the latter on 1

February 2024. Mark Brooker will assume the role of Senior Independent Director on the same date.


Richard Huntingford, Future Chair commented: "I am delighted that Ivana has agreed to join the

Board of Future. Ivana brings extensive relevant experience from a range of large tech/digital media

companies as well as a deep understanding of working across the media, digital, consumer

ecosystem, particularly in the US market which is a key strategic priority for the Group. She will be a

very valuable addition to Future's Board.

At the same time, I would like to thank Hugo for his significant contribution to the Future Board

over the past nine years".


Regarding Ivana Kirkbride's appointment as Non-Executive Director, there are no other matters to be disclosed under listing rule 9.6.13R.


As announced on 29 September 2023, Future will announce its full-year results on 7 December 2023.




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About Future

Future is a digital-first global platform for intent-led specialist media. Underpinned by leading technology and enabled by data, we operate c.250 brands in diversified content verticals, across our B2C and B2B divisions with multiple market leading positions and three core monetisation frameworks: advertising, eCommerce affiliate and direct consumer monetisation. We organise our brands by specialist interest and have four main content verticals with 16 subcategories ranging from Consumer Technology and Home to Wealth and Women's Lifestyle. Our content is published and distributed through a range of formats including websites, email newsletters, videos, magazines and live events. The successful execution of our strategy is focused on three pillars: organic growth, the platform effect and value-creating M&A.

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