Board of Directors

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    Roger Parry
    Non-Executive Chair

    Appointed:

    January 2007

    Roger is Chair of Oxford Metrics and a Non-Executive Director of Uber UK. Roger was previously Chair of Future Publishing, Johnston Press and Shakespeare’s Globe Trust; a consultant with McKinsey & Co; CEO of More Group, and CEO of Clear Channel International. Roger was educated at the universities of Oxford and Bristol. He is a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University. He was awarded the CBE in 2014. He is the author of five books including The Ascent of Media.

    Committees:

    Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Stephan Shakespeare
    Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed:

    March 2000

    One of the pioneers of internet research, Stephan has been the driving force behind YouGov’s innovation-led strategy. He was Chair of the Data Strategy Board for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2012 to 2013 and led the Shakespeare Review of Public Sector Information. He is a commissioner for the Social Metrics Commission, an independent charity dedicated to helping UK policy makers and the public understand and take action to tackle poverty. Stephan has an MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.

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    Alex McIntosh
    Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed:

    January 2017

    Alex has been with YouGov since 2007. He initially joined YouGov as Corporate Finance Manager focusing on planning, budgeting and corporate development. He became Chief Strategy Officer in 2011 and played a leading role in the development of YouGov’s strategic plans and data product developments. Alex also held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the UK business from 2015 to 2016. Alex previously worked in corporate finance advising a wide range of companies on their growth plans and first worked with YouGov in 2005 while at Grant Thornton when he assisted with the Group’s initial public offering on AIM. Alex holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, an MSc in Finance, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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    Sundip Chahal
    Chief Operating Officer

    Appointed:

    December 2017

    Sundip has been with YouGov since 2005 and has been the Group’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014. He initially joined the UK business as BrandIndex Sales Director, becoming Managing Director of Data Products in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of YouGov’s MENA business and relocated to Dubai to oversee the expansion of YouGov’s core online services across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of YouGov MENA. Prior to joining YouGov, Sundip gained experience of the market research industry with Ipsos Mori and Research International.

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    Rosemary Leith
    Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director

    Appointed:

    February 2015

    Rosemary is Non-Executive Director of HSBC UK Bank plc and a member of the bank’s Risk Committee. She is co-founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation and Trustee of the National Gallery (London), where she is Chair of the Digital Advisory Board and member of the Remuneration Committee. She is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Rosemary works as an advisor and investor in a number of technology businesses and academic institutions in Europe and North America including Motive Partners (a Fintech fund based in New York), Glasswing Ventures (Boston) and Queen’s University School of Business (Canada). She has been the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Future of Internet Security. Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Finance and Accounting from Queen’s University, Canada.

    Committees:

    Chair of Remuneration Committee; Member of Audit & Risk Committee; Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Andrea Newman
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed:

    December 2017

    Andrea is currently Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at the HRH Prince of Wales & World Economic Forum Sustainable Markets Initiative, on secondment from her role as Global Head of Brand at HSBC Holdings plc. She has been at HSBC for 22 years and during that time has lived and worked in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. During her tenure with HSBC, Andrea has overseen the development of the company’s brand from a federation of over 50 brands to one unified brand, ensuring HSBC’s place as one of the most globally recognised financial services brands.

    Committees:

    Member of Remuneration Committee; Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Ashley Martin
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed:

    September 2018

    Ashley is Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Zegona Communications plc. Until 2018, he served for nine years as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Rightmove plc. Ashley has held main board executive roles at a number high growth entrepreneurial businesses mainly in the technology, media and communications sector including Tempus Group plc, Rok plc and The Engine Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

    Committees:

    Chair of Audit & Risk Committee; Member of Remuneration Committee; Member of Nomination Committee.