1854 Media Ltd Board of Directors

1854 Media’s main board comprises Investor Directors who meet on a quarterly basis with an oversight of the company’s performance and to help steer strategic direction

1854 Media Board of Directors (in order of appointment):

Marc Hartog
CEO & Chairman
Founded 1854 in 2013

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Marc Hartog

Marc’s career prior to founding 1854 Media was with Incisive Media, which he helped to grow from a small B2B publisher into a global media group with 2,000+ staff and £250m turnover at its peak. He held a variety of senior finance, M&A and publishing roles over this time.

In 2013 Marc led a management buyout to start 1854 Media and raised seed finance under EIS, with three subsequent financing rounds. He is the full-time CEO and Chairman, and also invests in and advises startups, currently holding a number of non-executive directorships.

Jamie Campbell-Harris
(Incisive Media)
Founding investor in 2013

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Jamie Campbell-Harris

A director of the now privately held Incisive Media, Jamie was previously the group’s CFO from 1998 to 2018.  Incisive Media owned British Journal of Photography from 2000 to 2013, and have remained a supportive investor since the management buyout in that year.  Previously, Jamie worked for Saatchi & Saatchi and PwC.

Jamie worked closely with 1854’s CEO over a 15 year timeframe through various chapters including acquisitions, mergers, a full London Stock Exchange listing and a £200m venture-backed MBO.

Adam Kramer
Board member since 2013

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Adam Kramer

Adam has been an investor and non-exec Director since the MBO in 2013, having worked and co-invested with 1854’s CEO on a number of occasions, both prior to 1854 and since. He has a history of working with SME management teams to provide a practical point of view.

Holding a degree in Computer Science and an MBA, Adam has experience in technnology, operations and project management and is currently COO at Pathfinder Commerce, a VC backed marketing tech startup for ecommerce stores.

Simon Bishop
Board member since 2018

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Simon Bishop

Simon is co-founder and Partner at RBB Economics, with over 20 years’ experience providing expert economic advice in competition law matters and advising on several hundred cases before competition authorities and courts globally. Clients for whom Simon has acted as lead economist on several occasions include GE, British Airways, FA Premier League, Bertelsmann, Sony and BHP Billiton.

Simon has published widely and co-authored The Economics of EC Competition Law (3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2009), a leading textbook on the application of economics to European competition law, and is co-editor of the European Competition Journal.

Johnny Mobasher
Board member since 2018

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Johnny Mobasher

Born in Tehran, Iran, Johnny moved to England in 1975 to pursue further education, completing his studies in design & additionally in business coaching. Since the Mid 1980’s  Johnny has been active in sales & marketing, building a Direct Marketing & Branding business, with offices in England and the USA. 

A keen enthusiast in Street Photography since mid 1970’s, Johnny is the founder of StreetPhotography.com to promote the best of the Genre by means of education, inspiration & exposure of Street Photographers, internationally. Johnny invested in 2018 and 2019 and brings his marketing expertise to the board.

Joe Phelan
Board member since January 2020

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Joe Phelan

A talented communications expert, Joe has devised and led global communications campaigns for a number of Governments, corporates and well known individuals. He is a Trustee of The Photographers’ Gallery, a Future Contemporary of the Serpentine Gallery and a Young Patron of the Royal Academy.

As the European lead for the New York based Greatest Works Agency, Joe advises major educational and cultural institutions on ways to engage with new audiences and generate new streams of revenue. Joe invested and joined 1854’s main board in January 2020.

John Woyton
Board member since January 2020

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John Woyton

Until recently John was a Partner & Managing Director at Advent International, a global private equity fund with ~$50 billion in assets under management. He is currently the Chairman and co-owner of Ekon, a high growth cloud software vendor based in Barcelona. During his time at Advent, John led the Firm’s technology investment team and numerous investments in technology and digital business across the globe, including TrustPilot, WorldPay, and FinancialForce.

Throughout his 17 year career in private equity, John has invested $5 billion in over 20 companies, creating significant value for stakeholders and investors. John is a collector and patron of contemporary and modern British art.