Chris Forrester is Chief Revenue Officer for The Telegraph responsible for all Advertising, Partnership and Commerce revenues. Chris joined The Telegraph in October 2017 with over 20 years’ experience from some of the industry's biggest brands, most recently as Spotify UK Manager, and a four year stint at Primesight, where he first held the position of Commercial Director. He later became Managing Director, and created a culture of success positioning the business as a thought leader and becoming renowned in the UK media market.
CEO, TTG Media
Daniel Pearce is CEO and owner of TTG Media, the award-winning media business connecting the travel industry in the UK and beyond through magazines, websites and events.
A journalist for 25 years, Daniel joined TTG as Editor in 2010, before moving to brand director in 2012 and mounting a management buy-out in 2013.
Since then TTG Media has gone from strength to strength, launching a string of new initiatives including the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies, TTG LGBT events, the ttgluxury Travel Awards, the ttgluxury Travel Summit, website ttgmedia.com and the TTG Diversity & Inclusion in Travel conference.
In April 2019 the business rebranded under a new vision to promote a ‘Smarter, Better, Fairer’ travel industry – and new investment in print publishing, with TTG magazine still at the heart of the industry 67 years after its first edition.
In 2019 TTG Media was named Independent Publishing Company of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards, where it also won the Relaunch of the Year, and editor Sophie Griffiths was named Editor of the Year – while in 2020 TTG Media was crowned Business Media Brand of the Year at the Campaign Publishing Awards.
Founder, Breaking the Silence
David Beeney, the Founder of Breaking the Silence has established himself as one of the leading advisers in the UK on how to drive employee engagement through an effective wellbeing programme and is proud to have been listed in the top 101 influencers globally. He specialises in creating kinder cultures of trust that are free from the stigma of mental health that are all inclusive.
David speaks with great credibility about mental health as he suffered in silence with his own struggles for over 30 years. He is also a trustee for Mind and has been a qualified counsellor for the past five years.
David works bespoke with all of his clients depending on where they are on their wellbeing journey and his client list includes HSBC, Sainsbury’s, TUI, The Law Society, Lloyds of London, Kraft Heinz, Harper Collins, Electrolux, Dyson, London Luton Airport, BUPA, Camelot and the NHS.
David helps employers to discover the direct link between employee wellbeing and energy. As a consequence, more boardrooms are now realising that investing in their people will drive productivity and business results will always improve. David is at the leading edge of understanding how you create kinder cultures and his work is having a huge impact on shaping the way we think about mental health in the workplace.
CCO, News UK
Dominic joined News International in 1991 and held various roles across The Sun and Times Newspapers Limited before leaving in 2000 to join Mirror Group Newspapers as Group Advertising Director.
In 2006 he returned to News International as Trading Director across The Times & Sunday Times and expanded his role in 2008 to include The Sun. Dominic was appointed Commercial Director of News UK in September 2011 following a restructure of the Commercial team. He stepped up to become Managing Director in July 2015 and was named Chief Commercial Officer in January 2016.
In 2018, Dom was appointed Group Chief Commercial Officer for News UK and Wireless Group’s operations in the UK and Ireland, overseeing all national commercial operations across print, digital, video and audio. Dominic is a keen motorcyclist and is married with three children.
CEO, Shortlist media
Executive Director, Xeim Centaur Media
Suki Thompson is a serial entrepreneur Founder and Chair, Oystercatchers, the Award winning marketing consultancy and Exec Director, Xeim/Centaur Media, Founder of Let’s Reset, the wellbeing and cultural change company & NED Law Firm, Gateley Plc.
As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, Suki pivoted her start up, let’s reset to train over 2,500 people on wellbeing, growth mindset and overcoming anxiety during Covid-19. Her company advises businesses on how to make health and wellbeing a strategic priority and enables leadership teams to meet commercial outcomes through focus and behavioural change. She is dubbed by the Sunday Times as the ‘Champion of Wellbeing’. Previously Suki through Oystercatchers/Xeim helped brands and agencies to accelerate marketing performance. Suki is the founder of the Oystercatchers Club and still plays an active part hosting club events both virtually and face to face.
Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade and was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society. She is a member of WACL, MGGB and Allbright. Suki has an Honorary Doctorate, Coventry University for services to Internal business and Entrepreneurship. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Benefit Cosmetics, and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas and Publicis Groupe. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, Suki has published two books LET'S RESET and Creative Influence with portraits by the international photographer, Rankin.