Anna Jones is an experienced CEO and board advisor who is known for being a prominent and progressive leader in the media and marketing sector with expertise in digital disruption, strategic growth and business transformation. She has a particular interest in female empowerment.
Anna is the co-founder of AllBright, a unique UK funding platform designed to provide the support and finance needed for female-led businesses to launch and scale.
Formerly CEO at Hearst UK, Anna transformed the business, expanding the reach of Hearst’s magazine brands through a strategic diversification strategy, growing audiences digitally and by expanding into events, licensing and brand services. She also moved the company into content marketing with the launch of Hearst Made.
An investor herself, Anna has personally backed female-led businesses including LifeStyler, a digital marketplace for style services, where she is executive chairman. Anna is a board director of Telecom Italia and on the board of the Creative Industries Federation.
She is an active member of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications London) and was recently shortlisted for Media Pioneer of the Year at the British Media Awards and in late 2016 won a Women in Marketing Award 2016.