Foundry boss Alex Mahon appointed CEO of Channel 4

She's the first woman to lead a major British broadcaster.

by MT Staff

MT’s 35 Women Under 35 will be published later this month – our annual list of the young women we think are set to rule the business world in the future. It’s now in its 16th year, and previous 35 Under 35ers have gone one to achieve great things. Not least Alex Mahon, who was yesterday announced as the new CEO of Channel 4.

That makes her the first woman to lead a major British broadcaster. Mahon previously ran Shine, the TV production company behind shows like Masterchef, and is currently CEO of Foundry, which makes visual effects software used by Hollywood Film Studios.

‘Alex is an outstanding leader and a highly experienced CEO who has developed and grown major international businesses in both the creative and technology sectors,’ said Channel 4’s chair Charles Gurassa. ‘She brings an impressive combination of relevant experience and is brilliantly placed to help steer Channel 4 through the competitive challenges and opportunities ahead.’

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