Appointment to the Board: 1 February 2016
Committee membership: Remuneration and Nomination.
External appointments: Ticketscript (TSTM Group Limited) (Chairman), McKinsey & Company (Senior Advisor), Advent International (Industry Advisor), UK Government Digital Service (Advisory Board Member), Teach First (Trustee).
Previous experience: James Bilefield has an international track record of successfully leading growing digital businesses. He managed the digital transformation of media group, Condé Nast, across 27 countries, scaled Skype’s global operations as part of its founding management team and held senior commercial and management roles at Yahoo!. In 2015, he joined ticketscript, Europe’s leading multichannel event ticketing business, as non-executive Chairman. Formerly CEO of global advertising technology company, OpenX, he also co-founded the local information business, UpMyStreet, following an investment banking career at JP Morgan Chase.