Senior Management Team
Key figures at the Press Association
Clive Marshall - Chief Executive, PA Group
Clive Marshall joined the Press Association as Chief Executive, PA Group, in February 2010.
Clive was previously CEO of Australian Associated Press Pty Limited (AAP), a position he held since 2001. Under his leadership AAP achieved strong and consistent growth in both revenues and profits while building a number of successful stand-alone media businesses which sit alongside the news agency. These include Pagemasters, which provides page production and sub-editing outsourcing services, AAP Newscentre, the news monitoring and intelligence company, and the largest distributor of corporate news and information in Australia, AAP Media Net.
Before joining AAP, Clive spent a total of eight years with PA Group in a number of roles, including Sales Director of PA Group, Managing Director of Two-Ten Communications Ltd and Managing Director of PA Enterprise. Prior to his time at PA Group, Clive worked for Reed Elsevier Plc and Trinity Newspapers Limited.
Steven Brown - Finance Director, PA Group
Steven Brown joined the Press Association in 1995 and was appointed as Finance Director in June 1996. He came to the company with an excellent track record in the integration of newly acquired businesses and the development of management teams. He was appointed as Managing Director of PA Group in February 2000 and was named Finance Director in March 2010.
Prior to joining the Press Association, Steven worked for 12 years in financial management with News International companies. He was Group Financial Controller for News International plc before being appointed Finance Director of News Datacom Limited in 1991.
Jennifer Campbell - Managing Director, MeteoGroup
Jennifer Campbell joined the Press Association in 1996 when the company acquired Listings Ltd, an independent company supplying page-ready information services to the press. She now heads up MeteoGroup, the weather division of PA Group.
After joining the Press Association, Jennie was appointed as Director of Press Association’s Enterprises Division and also a Director of the Press Association WeatherCentre. In 2004 she took on the role of Managing Director of Press Association Entertainment, the division that brings together the company’s TV, showbiz and entertainment content for print, web and mobile platforms. Jennie retained her role as a Director of the WeatherCentre throughout this period and with the acquisition of Meteo Consult in 2005 she took over as Managing Director of the entire weather group.
Jennifer started her career at Newpoint Publishing, later part of Reed International, progressing to the role of Production Manager before joining the newly-formed Listings Ltd as General Manager in 1989.
Tony Watson - Managing Director, Press Association
Tony Watson joined the Press Association in 2003 and was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2006 and Managing Director in 2008. Tony is responsible for the strategic and commercial development of the Press Association, including the core news agency, entertainment and editorial services and is focused on ensuring the business can maximise opportunities in the growing digital markets.
Prior to joining the Press Association, Tony spent 13 successful years at the helm of the Yorkshire Post. During his time in charge, the Post picked up numerous industry awards including ‘Newspaper of the Year’ at the Regional Press awards and ‘Team of the Year’ for its coverage of September 11th.
Tony Watson first joined the Yorkshire Post as a reporter in 1984. He then joined Granada TV’s ‘World in Action’ before returning to the Yorkshire Post as Deputy Editor in 1988. He was appointed Editor a year later.
Andrew Dowsett - Chief Technology Officer, PA Group
Andrew joined the Press Association in August 2010 as Chief Technology Officer and was the first CTO to be appointed to the senior management team. His remit spans the whole of PA Group, leading all IT activities from software development and internal IT to external service delivery.
Before joining the Press Association, Andrew spent two years at Bauer Consumer Media Limited as Operations and Technology Director. Prior to this he held a number of senior roles at high-profile media companies including EMAP, EMI and Virgin Media Group.
Marc Tucker - Commercial Director, Press Association
Marc Tucker joined the Press Association in 1984 as an account manager. He has been a key member of the PA sales team and was appointed Sales Director in 2011 - responsible for sales across PA's traditional newspaper customers, and increasingly to broadcasters, portals and major websites. He also oversees the company's business-to-business sales operations, including the new Content for Marketing division.
He lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife and three children. His interests include horse-riding, motorcycles and skiing. He will be celebrating his 30th anniversary at PA in November 2014.