The Financial Times has appointed Dan Guildford as its general counsel, responsible for managing the FT’s legal and company secretariat team. Guildford takes up the role on 5 August and will play a vital role in offering robust and innovative advice on the FT’s global legal affairs.
Guildford joined the FT as senior legal counsel in January 2010. Prior to this he spent more than a decade working for law firms Pinsent Masons and Dewey & LeBoeuf, as well as in-house with Vue Entertainment Limited.
The Financial Times Group was resilient in the first half, increasing profits despite tough advertising markets. Digital and mobile channels continued to grow well while our investments in educational products and services are an important area of expansion. Digital and services revenues accounted for 54% of FT Group revenues. Content and services revenues comprised 64% of revenues, while advertising accounted for 36% of FT Group revenues. Key highlights from the first half include:
NEW YORK: Today the Financial Times and Citi announce the panel of judges participating in the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme, sponsored by Citi. The judges – all leaders in their respective fields – will select the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress, including city administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and resource management, housing, health, social services and mobile technologies.
The annual appeal runs from November to January and involves FT coverage of the chosen charity’s work to raise money and increase awareness. Articles include features in the FT newspaper, magazine and online, plus images and interactive slideshows on FT.com. Charities are selected by staff vote, and FT readers and corporate partners are encouraged to donate. FT appeals have raised over £12 million in the past six years for The Global Fund for Children, Sightsavers, Action Against Hunger, Wateraid, Camfed and Room to Read.
Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, said “The FT is delighted to be working with World Child Cancer for this year’s appeal. We look forward to visiting the countries where they operate, meeting some of the children they have treated and bringing their work to life for FT readers through extensive editorial coverage. The value and efficacy of our seasonal appeals reflect the generosity of our readers and the great causes of the charity organisations we work with."