CEO, Future plc
How a relentless focus on profit put the company back in the black from a £35m loss
Zillah Byng-Thorne is the CEO of Future plc, publisher of many best-selling magazines and media brands. In this in-depth interview, she walks through her career from accountant to media CEO; explains how a relentless focus on profit put the company back in the black from a £35m loss, searching for new revenue streams and fighting back against adblockers; and shares her ideas to get more senior women in the media.
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