Directors’ Council

The Directors Council is made up of full members of the WMG.  The Board play a critical role in helping to guide the WMG’s short and long-term aims. They ultimately decide on content and strategy for the WMG and meet on a regular basis to discuss and plan innovative ideas for the year ahead.

Patrick Falconer

Executive Director

New York Times

Paddy Falconer has worked for the The New York Times in London since 2003 and is responsible for sales across all NYT platforms including the award winning T Brand Studio , T Brand Services and NYT Live. He previously worked at the International Herald Tribune and Time Inc. where he managed Fortune magazine in Northern...
Danny Aldred

Global Advertising Director

Financial Times

Danny Aldred is the Global Advertising Director, B2C & Investment at the Financial Times. Based in London, he oversees matters relating to consumer, Luxury and FT Weekend advertising. Since joining the FT as a classified sales executive in 1998, Aldred has taken on many roles including display sales manager, head of classified, head of UK...
Samantha Adams

VP, Advertising Sales, Western Europe

BBC Global News

Samantha Adams is VP, Advertising Sales, Western Europe for BBC Global News, the international, commercial arm of the BBC. Samantha joined the BBC in 2019 and leads the advertising sales team across Western Europe. She is responsible for developing the BBC’s international sales strategy, and creating innovative partnerships to enable clients to tell authentic brand...
Katya Ionova

Creative Director, UK & EMEA

Business Insider

Katya Ionova is Creative Director at Business Insider,  based in London. She works on branded content and editorial partnerships from strategy and idea development to creative execution for Insider Inc.’s international clients. Katya has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, insight and creative roles. She joined Insider Inc. in 2017 after nearly 11 years...
Kali Palmer

Marketing Director, EMEA

The Wall Street Journal

Kali Palmer is Marketing Director for The Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group  in EMEA. In this role she oversees all initiatives for the region including strategic partnerships, bespoke events and trade marketing. Kali began her career at JCDecaux (airport division) in 2006  where she managed media installations at Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow Express as well...
Arif Durrani

Executive Editor EMEA

Bloomberg Media

Arif Durrani is the EMEA Executive Editor of Bloomberg Media Studios, the company’s global multimedia content studio. He has been a business journalist for the last two decades and was an established media and technology columnist before joining Bloomberg in 2015 to build its first branded content and commercial editorial operation in the region. He...
Emma Winchurch-Beale

International Sales Director

The Washington Post

Emma  Winchurch-Beale  is  International  Sales  Director  of  The  Washington  Post  based  in  London.  She  oversees  The  Post’s  International  sales  strategy,  managing  international  sales  across  both  clients  and  agencies  for  The  Post’s  print  and  digital  business  as  well  as  leading  the  International  sales  team. Emma  has  deep  experience  and  understanding  of  international  media,  and  before  joining ...
Damian Douglas

Head of EMEA Partnerships


Damian is now Head of EMEA Partnerships at Time. Damian Douglas was the head of sales for Europe at Bloomberg Media Group, responsible for the strategic media, advertising sales, custom content and marketing services strategy in the region across Bloomberg’s multi-platform, integrated offerings. Prior to Bloomberg, Damian led agency sales at the Financial Times. With...
Rupert Turnbull


Meredith International

A senior Publisher with 20 years’ experience in the media and advertising sector, working on brands including Time, Fortune, HELLO!, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, House & Garden and GQ. Rupert was at the helm at WIRED for 5 years and oversaw the evolution from print magazine to multi-platform brand. In his current role at...
Jemima Villanueva

Executive Director, EMEA

The Atlantic

Jemima has spent her career working with premium brands and international media owners driving multimedia partnerships, with the exception of a 3.5 year stint in a programmatic ad tech agency where she gained experience in data-driven marketing. She worked for 6 years at Hearst UK growing luxury, fashion and international clients followed by 7 years...
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