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John Barnes, AOP ChairmanJohn Barnes, AOP Chairman and MD of Digital & Tech at Incisive Media
John Barnes joined Incisive Media
in February 2007 following its acquisition of VNU Business Publications where John was Managing Director. He started his career in 1985 in editorial and has edited numerous weeklies and monthlies. John was director of VNU's European Media Strategy from 2000 - 2003.
In his current role John is responsible for the direction and delivery of Incisive Media's digital strategy. He manages over 600 web sites, within Incisive Media's core market places in UK, US and Asia.
John is chair and an executive board member of AOP, also previously chairing its B2B group. He is also a member of the BPA European advisory board and the Princes Trust Technology leadership group. He has a degree in English from London University.
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Patrick Fuller, Group Director, Haymarket
Patrick Fuller is responsible for Haymarket
’s motoring and motorsport businesses. The two divisions’ award-winning brands include What Car?, Autocar, PistonHeads, Autosport, Classic & Sports Car, F1 Racing and CAT, and generate a global print and online audience of more than eight million readers a month.
Patrick has been a publisher for eight years, working in the group’s motoring and motorsport businesses. He joined Haymarket as a journalist in 1993, working as a sub-editor on Autocar and then moving to What Car? as deputy editor. In 1997 he became editor of Autocar and produced 175 issues before becoming publisher.
Patrick graduated with an English degree from Cambridge University and spent six months selling classified advertising space before training as a journalist at a local newspaper in Kent, where he gained his NCTJ qualification and met his future wife. They now have six children. His interests include cars, football… and arguing with teenagers. Geoff Inns, UK MD & VP, CBS Interactive
Geoff joined CBS Interactive
in March 2002 as Business Development Manager, EMEA, and subsequently held leadership roles in product, video, gaming, and more recently as Publishing Director, Consumer Media. As UK MD, Geoff oversees publishing and business operations for CBS Interactive brands that have a 27% reach over the UK online audience.
Prior to CBS Interactive Geoff spent two years working for Questico, a German-based startup, and The Guardian, where he was Head of Business Development for online. Before working in online, Geoff was sales and marketing manager for a computer manufacturer and worked in print advertising for The Telegraph and Ziff-Davis. Neil Robinson, Digital Director, IPC Media
Neil started at IPC Media in 1994, a year after graduating. He worked initially in magazine circulation sales before moving into publishing, focusing on music and lifestyle brands, including NME, Loaded, Uncut and www.nme.com
In 1999 Neil was appointed Commercial Director focussing solely on the internationally award-winning www.nme.com, overseeing its initial expansion. In 2002 he took overall responsibility for the whole IPC Ignite music portfolio as Publishing Director – winning the PPA Publisher of the Year award in 2004 for his work repositioning the NME brand.
In 2005 Neil took up the role of Publishing Director at IPC TX, re-launching TV Times, one of the UK's best-loved TV weekly brands and developing IPC's TV web launch www.whatsontv.com.
He was named IPC Media Digital Director in September 2006 and most recently has overseen the growth of IPC’s broader digital agenda, with new launches into the women’s market – www.goodtoknow.co.uk
, and www.housetohome.co.uk
, as well as the acquisition of both www.trustedreviews.com
(technology reviews site) and www.mousebreaker.com
(the UK’s no. 1 casual games site).Neil was appointed to the IPC Media board in April 2007. Jon O'Donnell, Group Commercial Director, ESI Media
Jon has a healthy history in print starting out with a successful newspaper round in the mid 1980's. Keen for this love affair to continue Jon's natural next step (post university) was to embark upon a career selling Classified ad space for The Guardian in Manchester. Following a brief spell at The Express Jon then spent 10 years with the Mail on Sunday taking on a variety of roles across the portfolio rising to the position of Head of Newspaper Trading.
In 2008 Jon left to join the London Evening Standard and became part of the exciting team that was to change the face of Londons' newspaper landscape, following the acquisition of the title by the Lebedevs. Jon became Advertisement Director in September 2009, and was responsible for creating and delivering the commercial strategy for both taking the newspaper free and then subsequently growing the circulation to 700,000. This made the London Evening Standard the largest quality daily in the UK. Shortly afterwards the Lebedevs acquired the Independent brands and Jon became Group Commercial Director across all titles for print and digital. Most recently the company has rebranded as ESI Media to offer clients a more holistic opportunity across all platforms within the portfolio, which will soon include TV with the launch of ESTV in 2014.
When his nose is not buried in Newsbrands Jon can be found swimming, biking and running his way around any number of triathlons home and away. Jon is the lucky husband to wife Jacque, who also works in the media Industry (Advertisement Director of The Radio Times), and doting father to daughter Daisy.
Tim Cain, AOP Head of Research and Insight
Tim joined AOP in December 2008, bringing 15 years' experience in originating, managing and applying consumer and customer research and insight within the consumer publishing industry working on both magazines and websites.
He built his research career at EMAP, most recently as the Head of Research and Business Development at EMAP Consumer Specialist Media, where he helped reshape and redefine the research team of EMAP Automotive.
Tim manages AOP's research output, including its monthly Digital Landscape Reports
and other original research projects, such as the New Rules of Engagement
. He is also in charge of our Research and B2B member groups
. Email: tim.cain [at] ukaop.org.uk Nadia Vagnerova, AOP Operations Manager
Nadia joined AOP in 2009, having previously worked at Bauer and Reed Elsevier.
At AOP, she manages operations, accounts, also working across AOP committee outputs and events. Email: nadia.vagnerova [at] ukaop.org.uk
Zoe Blackmore, AOP Marketing & Events Manager
Zoe Joined AOP in December 2011, having previously managed events for Tesco where she worked in their UK commercial operation for 5 years.
At AOP Zoe is responsible for the events calendar including the annual awards and summit and all events marketing. Email: zoe.blackmore [at] ukaop.org.uk
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