Board of Directors

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    Roger Parry
    Non-Executive Chair

    Appointed:

    January 2007

    Roger is Chair of AIM-listed Oxford Metrics plc and a Non-Executive Director of Uber’s UK entity. He is formerly the Chair of Future Publishing, Johnston Press and Shakespeare’s Globe Trust; a McKinsey & Co consultant; CEO of More Group; and CEO of Clear Channel International. Roger was educated at the universities of Oxford and Bristol. Roger was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Years’ honours for services to media and the arts, particularly the Globe Theatre. Roger is a Visiting Fellow of Said Business School at the University of Oxford. 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

    As one of the pioneers of internet research, Stephan has been the driving force behind YouGov’s innovation-led strategy since day one when he co-founded the company. Stephan 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. In 2012, Stephan led an independent review of Public Sector Information whilst in post as Chair of the independent Data Strategy Board which advised government on release of public information.

    Committees:

    Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Alex McIntosh
    Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed:

    January 2017

    Alex joined YouGov in 2010, as Corporate Finance Manager. Subsequently he progress to the role of 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 YouGov’s UK business from 2015 to 2016, becoming Chief Financial Officer of YouGov plc in December 2017. Prior to YouGov, Alex worked in corporate finance and advised a wide range of companies on their growth plans. Alex first worked with YouGov in 2005, while at Grant Thornton, where he assisted with the Group’s initial public offering on the AIM sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. Alex holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, an MSc in Finance, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Committees:

    Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Sundip Chahal
    Chief Operating Officer

    Appointed:

    December 2017

    Sundip has been with YouGov since 2005, when he joined the UK business as BrandIndex Sales Director. In 2008, Sundip became MD of Data Products before relocating to Dubai in 2009 to oversee the expansion of YouGov’s core online services across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. In 2010, Sundip was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of YouGov’s MENA division. Prior to joining YouGov, Sundip gained experience of the market research industry with Ipsos Mori and Research International.

    Committees:

    Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Nick Jones
    Non-Executive (Senior Independent Director)

    Appointed:

    June 2009

    Nick is Chief Financial Officer of Broadstone, a provider of employee benefits, actuarial and investment services advice to small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to this, he was CFO of Attenda, CFO of Achilles Group, and Global Head of Finance for Reuters plc where he led the integration of Thomson and Reuters. Nick has held senior financial roles in technology and media businesses in the UK, the US and Europe including Virgin Media, Phillips Electronics and RR Donnelley. Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

    Committees:

    Member of Nomination Committee.

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    Rosemary Leith
    Non-Executive

    Appointed:

    February 2015

    Rosemary is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Risk Committee of HSBC UK Bank plc. She is Co-Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation and Trustee of the National Gallery, where she is Chair of the Digital Advisory Board and member of the Remuneration Committee. Rosemary is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society; an advisor to technology businesses including Motive Partners, Infinite Analytics and Glasswing Ventures; and advisor to academic institutions including Queen’s University School of Business and Wolfson College. Rosemary was formerly 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 in 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 the Global Head of Marketing Wealth & Brand Communications at HSBC Holdings plc. In this role, Andrea is responsible for the management of the HSBC brand globally, as well as all marketing related to HSBC’s Wealth Management propositions. She has been at HSBC for 20 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 a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Zegona Communications plc, listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Ashley spent nine years as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Rightmove plc; and held Executive roles at a number of high growth entrepreneurial businesses in the technology, media and communications sector including Tempus Group plc, Rok plc and The Engine Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

    Committees:

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