FT Board

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world's leading business news and information organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Meet the individuals who make up our Board of Directors.

John Ridding, Chief Executive Officer

John was appointed Chief Executive of the FT in June 2006. He has been with the company for 20 years in both editorial and executive positions. Under his stewardship the Financial Times has expanded its global operation and developed its digital channels. During his tenure, the FT has gained a wide reputation for boldness and innovation, including pioneering the metered access model.

Lionel Barber, Editor

Since Lionel became editor in 2005, the FT has won many global awards for its quality journalism. These include three ‘Newspaper of the Year’ awards, which recognise the FT’s role as a ’21st century news organisation’.

Caspar de Bono, Managing Director, B2B

Caspar is responsible for the FT’s relationship with corporate subscribers, news aggregators and syndication customers.

Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com

In his role as Managing Director, FT.com, Rob Grimshaw is the Financial Times Board member responsible for the commercial development of the FT’s B2C digital business & product portfolio. He also has overall responsibility for FT Conferences

Sarah Hopkins, Global Human Resources Director

Sarah was appointed Global Human Resources (HR) Director in January 2007. She is responsible for leading all HR-related activities across the FT globally.

Ben Hughes, Global Commercial Director and Deputy CEO

Ben is responsible for all global advertising sales operations (both print and online), advertising production operations and global print circulation.

Darcy Keller, Global Director of Communications

Darcy oversees all external and internal communications for the Financial Times Group, including brand and corporate communications, media relations, social media strategy, change and crisis management, brand-building events and partnerships.

Angela MacKay, Publisher, Financial Times & Professional Education

Angela Mackay is the publisher of the Financial Times and Professional Education in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mackay focuses on developing the significant potential for FT’s professional operations in the region.

Christina Scott, Chief Information Officer

Christina Scott was appointed Chief Information Officer for the Financial Times in May 2012. She is responsible for technology across the FT Group, working closely with operational, development and delivery staff.

Tas Viglatzis, Chief Financial Officer

Tas Viglatzis joined the FT in 2007 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2013. He is responsible for overseeing the FT’s finance and acquisition strategies. He was previously in charge of strategy and corporate development, as well as managing the finances and business analytics for the FT’s online operations.