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.

Andria Vidler

Andria Vidler

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.


Swag Mukerji

Swag Mukerji

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.


Steve Newbold

Steve Newbold

Divisional Managing Director

Steve is Divisional Managing Director for the Media & Events businesses. He oversees the multi-platform teams for the Marketing & Creative, Legal, Engineering, Financial, Business Travel, Meetings and HR portfolios. He also manages the central event operations team.

Prior to joining Centaur Media in 2015 Steve has held Managing Director roles at WGSN, i2i Events, Emap Communications (now Ascential), Emap Consumer Media and Hearst. He has experience of running multi-media, international businesses in key sectors across both B2B and Consumer markets.


Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Divisional Managing Director

Jane’s career began in market research and data analytics with Mintel International and Claritas Nielsen helping drive both companies into the age of digital distribution. Following this early foundation, her time with agency groups Havas and WPP focused on delivering insight, sales, marketing and digital solutions for major enterprise clients. In early 2005 Jane joined global multi-media entertainment business Chorion PLC as Managing Director where she successfully completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard in 2009. Jane went on to develop a multi-faceted career encompassing CEO of a venture backed tech and social commerce incubator group and founder of several app development start-ups. With over 20 years’ experience driving content distribution and digital product innovation for both B2B & B2C, Jane joined Centaur as Divisional Managing Director with responsibility for the Marketing Portfolio in March 2016.


Linda Smith

Linda Smith

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.


Suki Thompson

Suki Thompson

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.