Senior management team profiles for PA and PA Group

Senior Management Team

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Clive Marshall in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Executive, PA Group

Since assuming the role in 2010, Clive has led a successful strategy to diversify the Group and consolidate its position as the preeminent supplier of multimedia content and services.

Formerly CEO of Australian Associated Press (AAP), Clive has held roles at several news and media companies around the world, including Canada’s CNW Group, Reed Elsevier Plc and Trinity Newspapers Limited.

He is also Chairman of the motoring business, Baize Group, and the content marketing agency, Sticky Content.

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Clive Marshall  in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Executive, PA Group

Since assuming the role in 2010, Clive has led a successful strategy to diversify the Group and consolidate its position as the preeminent supplier of multimedia content and services.

Formerly CEO of Australian Associated Press (AAP), Clive has held roles at several news and media companies around the world, including Canada’s CNW Group, Reed Elsevier Plc and Trinity Newspapers Limited.

He is also Chairman of the motoring business, Baize Group, and the content marketing agency, Sticky Content.

Andrew Dowsett

Andrew Dowsett in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Operating Officer, PA Group

Andrew has executive responsibility for all data businesses including Sport, Racing, TV and Event listings, as well as PA Images and Globelynx. Formerly Chief Technology Officer, he continues to be responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology and operations.

Before joining PA in 2010, Andrew spent two years as Operations and Technology Director at Bauer Media Limited. Prior to that he held senior management roles at several leading media companies including EMAP, EMI and Virgin Media Group.

Andrew Dowsett

Andrew Dowsett  in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Operating Officer, PA Group

Andrew has executive responsibility for all data businesses including Sport, Racing, TV and Event listings, as well as PA Images and Globelynx. Formerly Chief Technology Officer, he continues to be responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology and operations.

Before joining PA in 2010, Andrew spent two years as Operations and Technology Director at Bauer Media Limited. Prior to that he held senior management roles at several leading media companies including EMAP, EMI and Virgin Media Group.

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Ed Ethelston in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Financial Officer, PA Group

Ed leads the company’s Finance, HR and property functions and is responsible for a wide range of external strategic relationships.

Ed joined the PA Group in 2014 from Red Bee Media where he was Finance Director. In his 12 years there, he helped transition the business from a BBC department to private equity ownership, and ultimately overseeing its sale to Ericsson. Ed trained as a chartered accountant at PwC before spending two years at Bain.

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Ed Ethelston  in-2c-28px-tm

Chief Financial Officer, PA Group

Ed leads the company’s Finance, HR and property functions and is responsible for a wide range of external strategic relationships.

Ed joined the PA Group in 2014 from Red Bee Media where he was Finance Director. In his 12 years there, he helped transition the business from a BBC department to private equity ownership, and ultimately overseeing its sale to Ericsson. Ed trained as a chartered accountant at PwC before spending two years at Bain.

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Tony Watson in-2c-28px-tm

Managing Director, Press Association

Tony is responsible for strategic and commercial development of PA, ensuring that the business maximises opportunities in emerging digital markets.

Prior to joining PA in 2003, Tony spent 13 years at the helm of the Yorkshire Post. In this time the paper won several industry accolades including ‘Newspaper of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ at the Regional Press Awards. His journalism career also included a stint at ITV’s World in Action. During his time as a newspaper journalist he was recognised twice in consecutive years in the British Press Awards for his investigative reporting.

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Tony Watson  in-2c-28px-tm

Managing Director, Press Association

Tony is responsible for strategic and commercial development of PA, ensuring that the business maximises opportunities in emerging digital markets.

Prior to joining PA in 2003, Tony spent 13 years at the helm of the Yorkshire Post. In this time the paper won several industry accolades including ‘Newspaper of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ at the Regional Press Awards. His journalism career also included a stint at ITV’s World in Action. During his time as a newspaper journalist he was recognised twice in consecutive years in the British Press Awards for his investigative reporting.

Louise Irwin headshots. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 2, 2017. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Louise Irwin in-2c-28px-tm

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Louise has overall responsibility for legal and company secretarial matters and heads the Group’s legal department.

An expert in commercial and intellectual property law, Louise joined PA Group as Legal Counsel in 2013, advising both the commercial and editorial sides of the company on a range of issues. She handled the acquisition of PMA Media Training in 2013, in a deal which consolidated PA Training as one of Europe’s leading providers of short courses across journalism, digital and media skills. Louise has also been instrumental to the expansion of PA Group’s racing and betting business, managing complex negotiations around the collection and distribution of racing data.

Louise joined PA Group from the Surrey-based, professional services business Wolters Kluwer, where she provided legal counsel across their publishing, software, fee protection insurance and consultancy services departments

Louise Irwin headshots. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 2, 2017. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Louise Irwin  in-2c-28px-tm

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Louise has overall responsibility for legal and company secretarial matters and heads the Group’s legal department.

An expert in commercial and intellectual property law, Louise joined PA Group as Legal Counsel in 2013, advising both the commercial and editorial sides of the company on a range of issues. She handled the acquisition of PMA Media Training in 2013, in a deal which consolidated PA Training as one of Europe’s leading providers of short courses across journalism, digital and media skills. Louise has also been instrumental to the expansion of PA Group’s racing and betting business, managing complex negotiations around the collection and distribution of racing data.

Louise joined PA Group from the Surrey-based, professional services business Wolters Kluwer, where she provided legal counsel across their publishing, software, fee protection insurance and consultancy services departments.

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Pete Clifton in-2c-28px-tm

Editor-in-Chief, Press Association

Pete is responsible for PA’s editorial content across all formats. He also leads the continuing transformation of the agency to a digital-focused, multi-platform business.

Pete joined PA from MSN in 2015, after three years leading its 70-strong editorial team. Before that, he spent 15 years at the BBC in a number of senior editorial roles including, Head of Editorial Development, Head of News Interactive, Editor of the BBC News website and launch Editor of the BBC Sport website.

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Pete Clifton  in-2c-28px-tm

Editor-in-Chief, Press Association

Pete is responsible for PA’s editorial content across all formats. He also leads the continuing transformation of the agency to a digital-focused, multi-platform business.

Pete joined PA from MSN in 2015, after three years leading its 70-strong editorial team. Before that, he spent 15 years at the BBC in a number of senior editorial roles including, Head of Editorial Development, Head of News Interactive, Editor of the BBC News website and launch Editor of the BBC Sport website.

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Marc Tucker  in-2c-28px-tm

Commercial Director, Press Association

Marc has led PA’s commercial team since 2012. He has responsibility for revenue growth, sales, marketing and account management activity. Marc was previously Sales Director and has had a long career with the business in a number of sales and account management roles.

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Marc Tucker in-2c-28px-tm

Commercial Director, Press Association

Marc has led PA’s commercial team since 2012. He has responsibility for revenue growth, sales, marketing and account management activity. Marc was previously Sales Director and has had a long career with the business in a number of sales and account management roles.

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