Ete Davies joins Guardian Media Group board

Ete Davies
Ete Davies

Guardian Media Group today announces the appointment of Ete Davies as a non-executive director to the GMG board.

Davies has over 20 years experience working for leading global creative agencies. He is currently EMEA chief operating officer at Dentsu Creative (Dentsu International’s global creative network) working across their offices in more than 40 countries. From 2019 until 2022 he was chief executive of creative agency Engine, prior to which he held senior roles at several leading creative agencies including AnalogFolk, AKQA, Tribal Worldwide and others advising global and British brands.

Davies sits on the advisory boards of several D&I initiatives, including Creative Equals, and is co-founder of CultureHeroes, whose mission is to create opportunities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent across the creative industries.

Charles Gurassa, chair of GMG, said: “Ete Davies brings a wealth of advertising and creative experience to the GMG board as we continue to build our reputation for commercial excellence, in support of the Guardian’s vital journalistic mission. I look forward to working with Ete and board colleagues as we support the Guardian team in 2023 and beyond.”

Davies said: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Charles and colleagues on the GMG Board. The Guardian is one of the world’s most exciting and innovative media brands, both in the impact of its journalism and its unique business model and the special relationship it has with its readers. I feel privileged to contribute and play a part in its future.”

Guardian Media Group is wholly owned by The Scott Trust Limited, which exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity.

The current GMG board members are: Charles Gurassa (chair), Anna Bateson, Katharine Viner, Keith Underwood, Emily Bell, Jennifer Duvalier, Yasmin Jetha, Baroness Gail Rebuck, René Rechtman, Mary Ann Sieghart, Coram Williams and Stephen Godsell.


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