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Future PLC - Appointment of Non-Executive Director

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Future PLC
01 September 2020

1 September 2020


Future plc


Mark Brooker appointed as independent Non-Executive Director


Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Brooker as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st October 2020.


Mark has extensive experience of executive and non-executive roles at platform-based businesses, and is currently a non-executive director at AA plc, Equiniti Group plc and William Hill plc.


He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Trainline (formerly thetrainline.com) where he had responsibility for the UK and International consumer and B2B businesses, including the Marketing and Product functions. Mark joined Trainline from Betfair where he also held the role of COO.


Prior to this, Mark spent 17 years in investment banking advising UK companies on equity capital raising and M&A, latterly as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.


Richard Huntingford, Non-Executive Chairman of Future, said:


"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Mark to Future. Mark brings a wealth of listed company experience and expertise to the Board which, together with his extensive knowledge and understanding of platform-based businesses, will be of significant benefit to Future."


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For further information contact:


Future plc

01225 442244

Zillah Byng-Thorne, Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Addison, Chief Financial Officer

Headland Consultancy

020 3805 4822

Stephen Malthouse, Rob Walker, Charlie Twigg

[email protected]





Mark Brooker's current Non-Executive roles are as follows:


-       AA plc

-       Equiniti Group plc

-       Findmypast Limited

-       Seedrs Limited

-       William Hill plc


Interests in shares


As at the date of this announcement, Mark Brooker and his connected persons do not hold any shares in Future plc


There are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) in respect of Mark Brooker


About Future


Future is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. Its content reaches 1 in 3 adults in both the UK and the US.


The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising including advertising within newsletters. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands include Truly, TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom's Guide, Android Central, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com and Tom's Hardware.


The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with a combined global circulation of over 3 million delivered through more than 220 publications. The portfolio spans technology, games and entertainment, sports, music, creative and photography, hobbies, homes and garden, real life, country lifestyle, TV and film and B2B. Its titles include Country Life, Wallpaper*, Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, woman&home, Total Film, What Hi-Fi? and Music Week.



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