Board of Directors
Richard Eyre CBE
Richard Eyre was appointed in May 2011 as non-executive Chairman of the Group, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. His appointment was instrumental in moving Next 15 further into the digital marketing arena. Richard is Chairman of the UK Internet Advertising Bureau and he holds non-executive roles at Grant Thornton LLP, and Results International Group LLP.
Richard has 40 years’ experience across the media and marketing industries, including time as CEO of ITV Network LTD, Capital Radio plc and Content and Strategy Director of RTL Group plc. He has also served as Chairman of RDF Media plc, GCap plc, mobile games publisher I Play, mobile tech company Rapid Mobile and The Eden Project. He was also a director of the Guardian Media Group plc.
In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Mackintosh Medal for outstanding personal and public service to advertising. Richard was awarded a CBE in 2014 New Year Honours list for services in advertising and the media.
Tim Dyson joined the Group in 1984 straight from Loughborough University and became its global CEO in 1992. As one of the early pioneers of tech PR, he has worked on major corporate and product campaigns with such companies as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Sun and Intel. Tim oversaw the flotation of the company on the London Stock Exchange and has managed a string of successful acquisitions by the Group years including The OutCast Agency, M Booth and Story Worldwide in the US, and Republic Publishing and Morar in the UK . Tim moved from London to set up the Group’s first US business in 1995 in Seattle and is now based in Palo Alto. Outside Next 15, Tim became an adviser in 2016 to Moravia. Tim has been named an Emerging Power Player by PR Week US. In 2013, Tim was recognised on the Holmes Report’s In2’s Innovator 25, which recognises individuals who have contributed ideas that set the bar for the industry.
Peter Harris joined Next 15 as its Chief Financial Officer in November 2013 and was appointed as executive Director in March 2014. He is also currently a non-executive Director of Communisis plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee, following appointment in July 2013.
Peter’s financial experience spans 30 years and he has extensive media experience, having spent the last 20 years in finance roles in the media sector. He was previously the Interim Finance Director at Centaur Media plc, Interim CFO of Bell Pottinger LLP, CFO of the Engine Group, and CFO of 19 Entertainment. Prior to that, he was Group Finance Director of Capital Radio plc. Peter has considerable experience in UK and US listed companies, with international exposure.
Alicja Lesniak joined Next 15 Communications Group in July 2011 as non-executive director and Senior Independent Director. Alicja chairs the Audit Committee. Her other current positions are: non-executive director, Chair of the Audit Committee and Pension Fund Trustee at Channel 4 Television Corporation; non-executive director; member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees at SThree plc; and board advisor to the British Standards Institution.
Alicja started her career as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen but rapidly moved into the financial, commercial and operational management of professional service businesses. Since 1987 she has worked in the marketing services sector with global companies such as WPP Group plc, J Walter Thompson Group Ltd, Ogilvy & Mather Inc, BBDO Worldwide Inc and Aegis Group plc. She has extensive experience of working internationally, including roles based in New York and Paris.
Genevieve Shore joined Next 15 in February 2015 as non-executive Director. She chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.
Genevieve brings digital, technology and commercial expertise to Next 15 from a career in the media, publishing and technology sectors. Most recently, she was Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Pearson plc and previously a Director of Digital Strategy and Chief Information Officer.
Genevieve is also a non-executive director at Santander UK, Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC and the independently-owned Arup. She is an advisory board member for Lego Education, invests in a number of education technology start ups and works with female executives as a coach and mentor.
Nick Lee Morrison
Nick qualified as a solicitor at Ashurst in 2008 where he stayed as an associate in the corporate department before moving to Clifford Chance in 2011 to focus on corporate and M&A work for a range of TMT sector clients.
In 2013 Nick joined the Financial Times Limited as in-house legal counsel and in 2016 joined Next 15 as General Counsel and Company Secretary.