Appointed Chairman December 2021 and to the Board and as Chairman designate November 2021.

Adam chairs the Nominations Committee and the National Security and Investigatory Powers Committee.


Adam was previously Chairman of ASOS, Stage Entertainment BV and Vue International Cinema Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Sony Corporation. He has over 20 years’ experience as a CEO across four different industries, most recently as the CEO of ITV from 2010 to 2017. Prior to ITV, Adam was CEO of Royal Mail from 2003 to 2010. Before that he was CEO of the Football Association from 2000 to 2002 and Joint CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi from 1995 to 2000.

Relevant skills and contribution to the Board

Significant experience in leading public company boards, developing teams and managing stakeholders and brings a strong transformational and operational track record in large-scale executive roles. He has also built a strong track record in turning around troubled organisations and in building and leading successful management teams.

External appointments

Chairman of Whitbread and Kantar Group.