XLMedia announces David King to its Board of Directors as incoming CEO

– UK, London – XLMedia (LON: XLM), a leading global digital performance publisher, today announced the appointment of David King to its Board of Directors as CEO, effective on 1 July 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome David to XLMedia and believe that, with his significant digital publishing experience and proven track record of leading change, he will be a key asset in helping us capitalise on a number of growth initiatives. David’s extensive knowledge of the media sector makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Group and I and the Board look forward to working with him.” said Non-Executive Chair, Marcus Rich.

Stuart Simms, the current CEO will leave the Company following a period supporting an orderly handover with David.

About David King

David King joins the Company having held several Senior Executive roles in companies across the media sector, most recently as CEO at JPIMedia Group, where he led the business through a period of considerable change. This included leading the digital acceleration program, incorporating a data-led strategy to drive audience growth, and build new digital revenue streams. David also oversaw an ongoing rationalization program, the growth of ‘the i’ newspaper, and the sale of the group in three stages.

David King brings extensive leadership and financial expertise.

Before entering local media, David King was appointed Time Out’s first CEO and before that was CFO of BBC Worldwide for nine years. In his early career, David spent six years as a Management Consultant at PwC, working with several blue-chip clients. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

David King said: “I am delighted to join XLMedia and am looking forward to working with the senior leadership team and all of the Group’s staff, alongside the board, to lead the business in delivering the next phase of its development and realizing the benefits of the Company’s growth strategy.”

About XLMedia:

XLMedia is a global digital performance publisher. Operating across sports, personal finance, and gaming, the Group utilizes data science to reach the right audiences with the right content at the right time – driving action and building valuable relationships between audiences and partners.

The Group manages a balanced portfolio of premium brands that cover a range of attractive geographies with a primary emphasis on regulated markets. The XLMedia portfolio is designed to reach targeted audiences with the desire to engage and take action.

For more information: https://www.xlmedia.com/

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