John Hutchinson is an experienced Non-Executive Director and founder of businesses.
John has maintained his career as a corporate lawyer for more than 30 years alongside his external business activities.
In 2005 he became Chair of Intavent Limited, a medical devices company, overseeing the realisation of value for its shareholders over two years as the company wound up its UK activities. In 2007 he was part of a team that set up Epi-V, a private equity fund investing in technologies for the oil and gas industry. In 2012 he became managing partner of the fund, responsible for £110 million of investment. In 2015 he was asked to take over as managing partner of Pitmans LLP, where he oversaw the reorganisation of the firm’s management team and took the firm into a merger in 2018, creating a more than £50 million turnover law firm, BDB Pitmans LLP. John is currently Senior Partner of this firm.
John has been on the boards of several innovative and growth orientated technology companies. Examples include SafeToNet Limited, a company safeguarding children globally online, and Flodatix Limited, a private equity backed multi-phase flow metering company using unique technology in the oil and gas sector.
John has a degree from the University of Victoria in Canada.
John is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience of the advertising industry, including over 25 years of experience in data privacy and marketing data analytics.
John started his career selling classified advertisements for the Daily Telegraph in 1991, before moving into radio advertising for Independent Radio Sales, part of Katz Communications.
In 1998, he founded one of the first independent marketing analysis businesses in the UK which he sold to Diversified Agencies UK Holdings Ltd (formerly Lopex plc), a subsidiary of Havas Advertising S.A, the French multinational advertising and public relations company. It became part of EHS Brann, the creators of the Tesco Clubcard, the first large-scale, data-driven marketing operation in the UK.
John then co-founded his second and third businesses, namely Absolute Intuistic Limited, trading as AI Data Intelligence, and Intuistic Limited, which were bought out by Communisis Plc in 2008. AI Data Intelligence specialised in the use of advanced analytics to optimise direct mail campaigns for large clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and Vodafone. Following the sale, John spent two years as a director on the acquisitions team of Communisis Data Limited (part of the Communisis Plc group).
In 2019 he founded the advertising technology business Mymyne, which continues to research digital privacy and digital advertising.
John has a BA(Hons) degree in Social Policy and Administration from Portsmouth University.
Richard joined the Company in 2023 and has been an innovator in media and technology for some 30 years, after careers in investment banking and law.
Having started out as a solicitor in private practice, he joined Hill Samuel Bank’s corporate finance department in 1985 before becoming head of M&A at securities house Smith New Court in 1990.
Recruited to create and run the Mirror Group’s TV business in 1993, his 300-strong division comprised a network of national and local broadcasters, an independent production company, a premium rate telephone service provider, and an airtime sales house.
In 2001 Richard bought, refinanced and ran technology company Vio, later adding AdSEND in America, turning them into a world market leader in print advertising online delivery solutions. Living in New York for two years, he was instrumental in establishing AdsML as the global XML specification for managing print advertising workflows.
After returning to the UK, in 2010 he partnered with Sony and three major local media companies to bid for the London TV franchise. Since then, Richard has been actively involved in independent video production, neighbourhood planning, and charitable activities.
Richard is currently the Non-Executive Chair of recruitment agency, Retail Human Resources PLC, and of The Local Digital Company, a specialist in online video production. He is also an investor in businesses ranging from frozen food delivery to GP practice administration.
Richard has an LLB (Hons) degree in law from Bristol University and passed the Solicitors Finals at the College of Law, Guildford.
David is a co-founder of 3radical and was its CEO until 2020 and has since been its Chair.
David established his first company aged 14, to market the software he wrote, which won first prize in a BBC National Competition. Roles at Shell and GB Group were followed in 1997 by the co-founding of Alterian plc, where David led its IPO in 2000 and its development to become a recognised leader in the marketing platform space.
Featured in BtoB Magazine’s “Who’s who in BtoB” and Data Strategy’s “Power 50 in Data”, David sits on the board of several high growth tech companies.
Grahame is an experienced public company Non-Executive Director, with over 20 years’ experience as an audit and risk committee Chair.
Grahame’s background is in investment banking, with 20 years’ experience of M&A, equity capital markets and corporate advisory. Grahame started his career at Arthur Andersen, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Grahame sits on a number of technology and technology rich healthcare company boards, both listed and unlisted. Grahame currently serves as Interim Chair of the board and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Valuations Committee at Molten Ventures plc, as well as a Non-Executive Director of Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc and Minoan plc.
Caroline served as Chief Operating Officer and founder at Outra Ltd, a data specialist focused on multi-channel marketing, customer targeting and granular segmentation, until 2021.
Caroline brings a wealth of experience in the data industry. After selling her data business to News International, Caroline went on to consolidate and lead the post- sales growth of their data-centric businesses as CEO of Broadsystem, and their future evolution post-second sales to Callcredit Information Group. After Callcredit was sold to private equity, Caroline headed Wunderman Data and Insights in Europe and then globally, based in their New York office.
Caroline was Chair of the IDM (the Institute of Data & Marketing) for over 10 years, is on the board of the DM Trust and has been Deputy Chair of the DMA (the Data & Marketing Association) for nearly two years.