Centaur's vision of sustainable market leadership depends upon an intimate understanding of customer needs, high standards of quality in our content and service delivery and the ability to respond effectively to change through continuous innovation and improvement.
The key to our success lies in the calibre, commitment and professionalism of our people. We aim to provide them with a working environment in which they will develop their skills and perform to the highest standards and to sustain a meritocratic and entrepreneurial culture, based on our core values of integrity, innovation and excellence. The business is led by a highly experienced Executive Committee.
Chief Executive Officer
Andria joined Centaur as CEO in November 2013. From August 2009 to July 2013, Andria was CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland during which time she successfully transformed the business into a high margin global rights management enterprise by driving consumer focus and digital innovation. Between April 2008 and August 2009, she was CMO of Bauer Media. As part of the UK management team she was responsible for building the Bauer Media brands to generate greater profitability across the portfolio of 53 magazines, 23 radio stations and all online products. Andria was MD of Magic FM & National Radio from June 2005 to April 2008. Prior to that, she held a number of managerial, operational and marketing roles at Capital Radio and the BBC.
Chief Financial Officer
Swag joined Centaur Media in July 2016 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2016.
Swag has had senior finance and general management positions with several blue chip FMCG companies and was formerly Group Finance Director of Biocompatibles International plc. Since then he has been CFO of three private equity backed businesses, the latest of which was Safetykleen, a Warburg Pincus Investment.
Divisional Managing Director
Steve was appointed Divisional Managing Director in September 2015, overseeing the Home Interest, Legal, Engineering, Financial, Business Travel and Recruitment markets.
Prior to joining Centaur Media Steve held Managing Director roles at WGSN, i2i Events, Emap Communications (now Ascential) and Emap Plc. He has experience of running multi-media businesses in key sectors including homes, legal, retail, and fashion. He has also led and supported key acquisitions including WGSN, Stylesight, Futuros Events, Broadcast Video Expo and Pure London.
Divisional Managing Director
Jane’s early career began with publishers Maclean Hunter, Thomas Telford and Argus Press Group, moving on to Mintel International and Claritas Nielsen and helping drive both companies into the age of digital distribution. Following this foundation, her time with agency groups Havas and WPP focused on delivering insight, sales, marketing and digital solutions for major enterprise clients. In 2005 Jane joined Chorion PLC, as Managing Director. Latterly, she has run her own digital applications business whilst also supporting a range of classic digital creative agencies, digital content and SaaS technology businesses in growing new audiences and developing new channels. Jane joined Centaur as Divisional Managing Director with responsibility for the Marketing Portfolio in March 2016.
Chief Operating Officer
Linda was appointed Chief Operating Officer in February 2016 and manages Centaur’s centralised expert hubs of digital product development, IQ (marketing and research) and production as well as IT and client delivery operations. Linda has worked at a number of media companies including ITV, StarcomMediaVest, Capital Radio, RadioCentre and most recently Bauer Media. She was a commercial consultant to Centaur Media in 2014. Through her previous roles Linda has developed operational experience in a number of different areas including M&A, sales and general management and across a broad spectrum of broadcasting, publishing and digital platforms.
Grainne has been with Centaur since July 2014 and is General Counsel as well as Company Secretary. Prior to joining Centaur Grainne was General Counsel at CBS Outdoor International where she was part of the management team delivering a successful sale of the division by CBS Corp. to Platinum Equity. Grainne had previously worked at Yahoo!'s EMEA HQ in London and then Switzerland for eight years and held various roles in the legal team including responsibility for M&A, restructures and employment. Grainne qualified at Clifford Chance in London and worked at law firm Bird & Bird before joining Yahoo!. She has undertaken a broad range of corporate and commercial work in Europe and the USA within media, telecoms and technology industries.
CEO and Founding Partner of Oystercatchers
Suki joined Centaur Media in October 2016 as a result of the acquisition of Oystercatchers and joined the Executive Committee. Suki started her career agency-side with companies such as DDB, WWAV, Publicis, TBWA and Y&R in London and Asia before founding Haystack Consultancy, which created a framework for the modern pitch intermediary. As well as her work at Oystercatchers, Suki has been the Chair of The Marketing Society, a long-standing member of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications London) and is on The Board of Trustees for Macmillan Cancer Support and Touraid. She is a regular contributor to the national and marketing press and speaker at industry conferences. In 2012 Suki was made a Freeman of the City of London and given an honorary Doctorate by Coventry University for her services to International Business.