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Two directors to step down from Ascential board

AscentialAscential plc, a business-to-business media company, announced that Tom Hall and David Pemsel will step down from the board.
Mr. Hall joined the Board in 2011 and was Chairman of the Group until January 2016. He is an Equity Partner in the Consumer team and the Digital Practice at Apax.

Mr. Hall joined Apax in 1998 and is based in London. Exited deals he has led or participated in include SouFun, Thomson Directories, The Stationery Office, 20 Minuten, Future Publishing and Zeneus Pharma.

Current investments Mr. Hall has led include Auto Trader, idealista and RFS/wehkamp. He also serves on the board of Takko. Prior to joining Apax, he worked at S.G. Warburg and Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Pemsel was appointed as a non-executive director of the Group in 2015. Mr. Pemsel is CEO of GMG.

He joined Guardian News & Media (GNM) in 2011 and served as chief marketing officer, chief commercial officer and deputy chief executive, before being appointed CEO of GMG in July 2015. As CEO of GMG, he holds a position on the boards of both GMG and The Scott Trust, GMG’s owner.

Prior to joining GNM, Mr. Pemsel worked in many senior roles within advertising and marketing. In 2000 he launched Shine Entertainment before joining ITV as Group Marketing Director in 2005.

He is a member of the IPA Client Council, a Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a Voting Member of BAFTA.


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