XLMedia appoint Nigel Leigh as new chief information officer

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XLMedia has appointed Nigel Leigh as Chief Information Officer, a non-board role, with immediate effect.

In his role as Chief Information Officer, Nigel will be responsible for defining XLMedia’s long-term technology roadmap, architecting the Group’s technology vision and driving value creation across the Company’s portfolio of publishing websites through data-driven analytics.

Nigel has a strong track record of building consumer-first, digital products using data and analytics to grow revenues and develop audiences for major publishing companies including Telegraph Media Group and JPIMedia. 

Most recently, Nigel held the role of Chief Digital Officer and sat on the executive management team at JPIMedia where he spearheaded a fundamental reshaping of the media organisation’s digital assets, structures and commercial propositions – including rebuilding the entire technology stack as well as successfully delivering new revenue streams. Prior to his role at JPIMedia, Nigel worked for The Telegraph Media Group where he played a major role in its successful turnaround and digital transformation. 

Stuart Simms, Chief Executive Officer of XLMedia, commented: “I am very pleased to be welcoming Nigel to XLMedia’s leadership team. Nigel’s hiring is a key part of our continued commitment to become a more data-driven business, build faster and more efficient operations and to forge closer links with our consumers.”