Anna Bateson

CEO Guardian Media Group

Anna Bateson is CEO of Guardian Media Group. Prior to this, she was CEO of Josh Wood Colour. Before her time at Josh Wood, Anna spent 4 years at the Guardian where she was Chief customer officer, and laterly interim CEO. During her time the Guardian returned to financial stability with over a million supporters paying the Guardian either in a recurring relationship or as a one off donation.

She was a member of the GMG Ventures Advisory Committee, and consistently championed the Guardian’s purpose in all commercial work, advocating for the accreditation as a B Corp in 2019, launching the first Environmental pledge to readers and driving the decision to no longer accept fossil fuel advertising.

Anna has had a varied career in media and marketing having spent seven years at Google/YouTube, and prior to that ITV and MTV.

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