CEO & Executive Chairman
David Craven was appointed CEO of DCD Media in October 2012 and Executive Chairman in January 2013. He is also CEOand Director of Timeweave Ltd - which he joined in April 2011. David brings significant sector-specific and broad commercial experience to the Group, having held senior roles with News Corporation, UPC Media and Trinity Newspapers. He was also joint MD of the Tote for six years and was closely involved in its privatisation, and has held senior executive roles at UK Betting Plc and Wembley Plc. David was also a co-founder of broadband and interactive TV media group, UPC Chello, and is a co-founder of the Gaming Media Group.
Nicky Davies Williams
Nicky was appointed CEO of DCD Rights, DCD Media’s Distribution Division, in December 2005 when she sold NBD TV, a company she founded and ran successfully for over 22 years, to the Group.An English Literature graduate from Leeds University, she began her career in the music business, moving into film and television distribution at Island Pictures, where she rose to the post of Sales Director, prior to founding her own company in 1983. She has managed the company’s growth into one of the UK’s leading independent distributors. Her experience includes non-executive directorships on the Board of The Channel Televisions Group from 1991-1998, and as a founding non executive of the Women in Film and Television in the UK.
Andrew Lindley joined the Board of DCD Media in September 2012. He is a practicing solicitor and holds other non-executive roles with Turf TV and Lottoland.com as well as being a consultant with Axiom. Andrew was Director of the Tote for the six years up to its sale in 2011 and before that spent five years at Northern Foods plc, where he focused on M&A and complex contracts.
Neil McMyn is a chartered accountant and Chief Financial Officer of Tavistock Europe, an international private investment organisation. Previously Neil spent nine years with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance in Edinburgh and six years in advisory and funds management roles at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney. He became a Non-Executive Director of DCD Media in September 2012.