"Patrick Robertson's energy and entrepreneurial skill is phenomenal. He is a very modern figure. He understands networking and the power of the media. He has charm and a remarkable ability to make people trust him."

The London Evening Standard

Nan Richards

Chairman (non executive)

Nan Richards is a highly respected international media executive who between 2000 and 2007 was President of CNN’s parent company, Turner Broadcasting Europe.

She has established a reputation for effectiveness and innovation during a twenty five-year career during which she was responsible for launching and running high-profit businesses in competitive and fast moving markets.

Between 1987 and 1992 Nan was based at Turner Broadcasting in New York. She was based in London from 1992 to 2007 and served in various roles, including as President of Turner’s European media assets, which comprised CNN International, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, CNToo, TCM and the company’s joint ventures throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Nan was responsible for long term strategy, driving growth initiatives, developing new markets and revenue streams, launching new business units, marketing, public relations, sales, creative, production and brand development.   During her tenure at the company she also headed up advertising sales for CNNI and the entertainment networks in Asia Pacific and India in addition to being part of the core team that launched Cartoon Network in the region.   As President of Turner Europe, she was responsible for a staff of over 400 with six offices in the region. 

Nan was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Phorm, a publicly listed global personalisation technology company that makes content and advertising more relevant to consumers.   Phorm is a US company with offices in London, NY, Sao Paulo and Seoul.

Nan’s numerous executive directorships and advisory board roles include those with the Hospital Group, a private Members’ Club with production and recording facilities;   Hub Culture; the Performance Foundation;  CNN+ 24,hour Spanish news channel;   n-tv, a 24-hour German News Channel;   and Viva Music, a German music channel.