John Hardie joined ITN in June 2009 as CEO. Prior to joining ITN, John was Executive Vice President and Managing Director Walt Disney Television EMEA from 2001 to 2009. He built Disney Channel from a boutique pay TV channel in 9 million homes generating $200m revenue to become by far the most successful kids TV business in Europe with distribution in 44 million homes generating $500m revenue. Between 1997 and 2001 John was Marketing and Commercial Director of ITV Network Ltd. John was born and bred in Glasgow where he is also graduated from Glasgow University.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Bryan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of ITN in 2009 having spent six months as a Finance Consultant to ITN. Having initially trained and qualified with PwC, Bryan spent the next 16 years working at Reuters, progressing to a very senior level within finance. He has a strong track record of delivering above target business performance and change management. He spent his last three years at Reuters as Global Head of Finance, reporting to the Group CFO. He left as a result of the Thomson Reuters merger and joined the Everymind consultancy in 2008.
Director of Business Affairs & Company Secretary
Solicitor James Scorer joined ITN in 1996 in the dual roles of Director of Business Affairs and Company Secretary. As such he is involved in all aspects of ITN's business. Previously James was a partner at media lawyers, Olswang.
Director of Human Resources
Melanie Tansey joined ITN in 2010 and is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the HR department, ensuring that it actively contributes to business goals. She has previously held a succession of senior HR roles at IT giant Hewlett Packard, which she joined in 2001.
Director of Corporate Communications
Sarah joined ITN in November 2008 and is responsible for driving the company's PR strategy and corporate profile, as well as internal communications and public affairs. She previously spent more than a decade at Trinity Mirror plc, latterly as Head of Public Relations, where she oversaw communications across the group’s portfolio of media brands.
Mark is Managing Director of ITN Productions, one of the UK's biggest multi-platform producers of news, entertainment, factual and corporate content as well as offering VR and traditional studio teams for hire.
Geoff joined 5 News from CNN International, where he was Director of Coverage in a role that saw him lead content for the network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He previously worked for ITN for nearly a decade from 2000 until 2009 where he held senior input and output positions at ITV News, rising to Programme Editor, with responsibility for the flagship News at Ten. He went on to launch and run the 24-hour sports news channel Setanta Sports News as Editor-in-Chief, developing a schedule from scratch and leading a team of nearly 60 people. He began his career as a newspaper reporter on the Southwark News before moving into television to work on ITV's London Tonight from 1993 to 2000.
Director of Technology
Keith's role is to ensure ITN remains at the cutting edge of technology, evaluating new systems that come on the market and overseeing any technology development in-house. Keith joined ITN in 1980 and has been part of ITN's senior management team since 1989. He became Director of Technology in 2002.
Andy was appointed MD of ITN Source in 2012 following a successful period as acting Managing Director. With a strong commercial track record, Andy manages the day-to-day operations of ITN Source which includes overseeing content, sales, marketing and international teams.
Ben de Pear
Channel 4 News
Ben de Pear is the Editor of Channel 4 News, produced by ITN for Channel 4. Ben was appointed to the role in July 2012, having joined Channel 4 News in 2005 as a senior foreign producer, later becoming head of foreign news, where he led the programme's investigation into the end of Sri Lanka's civil war which prompted a UN investigation and global calls for a war crimes tribunal. This formed the basis of 2011's award-winning Sri Lanka's Killing Fields- produced by ITN for Channel 4.