Christy Swords, director of finance and operations and ITV board representative at ITN, steps up to take the chair at ITN.
ITN chairman Christy Swords
ITV’s director of finance has been elevated to chairman of part-owned affiliate ITN.
Christy Swords, who joined ITN’s board as ITV representative in September 2017, takes over the chair from Geert Linnebank with immediate effect. Linnebank will remain as a non-executive and shareholder representative on behalf of Thomson Reuters.
Swords is director of finance and operations across ITV Broadcasting and Online. He has represented ITV on a number of other boards, including YouView, Freesat, Digital UK and Britbox US.
Prior to ITV, Swords held public affair roles for GPC, Prima Europe and Japanese broadcaster NHK.
His key task as
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