7DIG Directors' Dealings
|23/08/17||B||Eric Cohen||Executive Director||516933||-||-|
|23/08/17||B||Mark Foster||Independent Non-Executive Director||79527||-||-|
|23/08/17||B||Anne De Kerckhove||Independent Non-Executive Director||111124||-||-|
|29/03/17||P||Eric Cohen||Executive Director||316556||6.50||20.58K|
|29/03/17||P||Matt Honey||Executive Director||153847||6.50||10.00K|
|09/07/15||TF||Anne De Kerckhove||NED||4135||-||-|
|09/07/15||NH||Pete Downton||Executive Director||0||-||-|
|09/06/14||NH||John Christopher Stewart Dent||Finance Director and Secretary||0||-||-|
Weber Shandwick, 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE Nick Oborne & Tom Jenkins (0207 067 0000)
Barclays Bank plc United Kingdom House 180 Oxford Street London W1D 1EA
finnCap 60 New Broad Street London EC2M 1JJ
Beachcroft LLP 3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF
7DIG Board of Directors
Sir Donald Gordon Cruickshank
Don Cruickshank has served as a director of Qualcomm Incorporated since June 2005. Don’s career has included assignments at McKinsey & Co. Inc., Times Newspapers, Virgin Group plc, Wandsworth Health Authority and the National Health Service in Scotland. He served as Director General of the UK’s Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) from 1993 to 1998. He has been Chairman of the following: Action 2000 (the UK’s Millennium Bug campaign) (1997-2000), SMG plc (1999-2004), The London Stock Exchange (2000-2003), Clinovia Group Limited (2004-2007), Formscape Group Limited (2003- 2006). Don was a member of the Financial Reporting Council, the body in the UK responsible for oversight of the Accountancy and Actuarial professions and for corporate governance standards, from June 2001 to June 2007. He holds an MA degree in Law and an honorary LLD degree from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA degree from Manchester Business School.
Simon Andrew Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Simon Cole co-founded The Unique Broadcasting Company Limited in 1989 in partnership with Tim Blackmore, having pioneered the market for national sponsored programmes whilst at Piccadilly Radio, where he was Head of Programmes. Simon has been awarded a fellowship of the Radio Academy.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Pete Downton joined the company in June 2014, assuming overall responsibility for its commercial strategy. He brings over 15 years of operational and strategic experience within the heart of the nascent digital music and consumer technology businesses to the role. Prior to 7digital, Pete held key leadership roles at Imagination Technologies, across both the Imagination Technologies and PURE businesses. In addition, Pete spearheaded 7digital’s investment in Audioboom. He also spent over a decade working for Warner Music Group, holding senior management positions in the company's International Marketing and Business Development teams.
Chief Financial Officer
Matt Honey, a chartered accountant, originally worked with Simon Cole at The Unique Broadcasting Company where he was the Financial Director from 1992 to 2000. He managed the original public listing of what is now 7digital Group plc, before taking on the role of Managing Director of Unique Interactive, a new division of the plc focusing on technology and digital radio. Matt led Unique Interactive for 8 years before setting up his own business providing part-time and interim financial services to SMEs. Matt has been involved with a number of businesses across a broad range of industries from post production TV editing at Splice TV Ltd to international aid development management consulting at IMC Worldwide Ltd, where he is a non-executive director. Matt returned to the group in March 2016 and now serves as Chief Financial Officer.
Eric Cohen is a corporate development and strategy executive based in San Francisco, specialising in M&A and strategic partnerships. Eric was formerly Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Dolby Laboratories, Inc., where he oversaw corporate development, mergers and acquisitions activities, and corporate strategy. Prior to this, Eric was a Managing Director and senior member of the technology investment banking team at Cowen and Company, where he headed the firm’s digital media, Internet, and new media business and founded Cowen and Company’s digital media practice in 2001. Prior to that, Eric held the position of Managing Director at J.P.Morgan and also worked for 11 years at Credit Suisse First Boston. Eric holds a BS degree from Brown University and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
Anne de Kerckhove
Anne de Kerckhove has over 15 years’ experience leading some of the fastest growing technology, media and entertainment companies in Europe. She is CEO of IronGroup including IronCapital and IronWeb. Anne is also an angel investor in innovative companies and high growth funds. Recent investments include Metail, CRE Africa and Daphni. Prior to IRON, Anne was MD EMEA at Videology. Previously, she was the Global Director of Reed Elsevier’s B2B Entertainment Division. Anne was COO at Inspired Gaming Group, overseeing the company from its launch to IPO. Anne has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mark Foster has spent much of his career in the music and entertainment industries, in a succession of senior Marketing and International roles at Warner Music, Arista and Polydor. Most recently, he has served as CEO of Arts Alliance. Previously, Mark acted as a digital strategy and marketing consultant for a number of organisations before being appointed to spearhead the international expansion of the French-based, leading streaming subscription service Deezer in the UK and Ireland in 2011.
Paul McGowan founded retail restructuring group Hilco UK in 2000 in a joint venture with Hilco, where he currently serves as Chief Executive to the company. Paul is also currently the Chairman of HMV, the entertainment retailer, as well as Denby Pottery Group in the UK and the KRAUS Flooring group in Canada. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in Northern Ireland, Paul has held directorships at more than 100 companies during his professional career and brings with him a vast amount of experience.
7DIG Shareholder Information
|Shares in issue||184.35m|