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Financial Times appoints Christina Scott as Chief Information Officer

LONDON: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Christina Scott as Chief Information Officer, responsible for technology across the FT Group and working closely with operational, development and delivery staff.

Before joining the Financial Times, Scott worked in technology across a number of media companies including the BBC, BT Vision, News International and ITV Digital, and spent several years as a consultant at Accenture. At the BBC, she was responsible for the development of its journalism sites (News, Sport and Weather) across all digital platforms, including the delivery of high profile offerings such as the General Election, World Cup and Beijing Olympics. She then became Future Media and Technology General Manager of Children’s, Learning, Sport, Mobile and TV platforms, responsible for relocating the team to Salford.

FT CEO, John Ridding, said: “Christina has over 20 years experience across the media, IT and engineering industries and I am delighted to welcome her to the Financial Times. With a strong track record in designing and delivering commercial and editorial services and innovations, she will be playing a vital role in sustaining and accelerating the FT’s programme of product development and enhancements.”

Scott graduated from Newcastle University with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and in 2010 gained a distinction in MSC Management and Organisational Analysis from Birkbeck University.

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For further information please contact:

Emma Gilpin-Jacobs
Director of Communications
T: +44 (0) 20 7873 4447
E: emma.gilpin-jacobs@ft.com

Emily Gibbs
Corporate Communications Manager
T: +44 (0) 207 873 3184
E: emily.gibbs@ft.com

Darcy Keller
Deputy Director of Global Communications & Head of Communications in the Americas
T: +1 212-641-6614
E: darcy.keller@ft.com

Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications, Asia Pacific
T: +852 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of over 600,000  (Deloitte assured, 2 January 2012 – 1 April 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2011). FT.com has more than 4.5 million registered users and 285,475 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 21 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 305,685 (ABC, April 2012).

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