Anna Bateson is CEO of Guardian Media Group. Prior to this, she was CEO of Josh Wood Colour. Before her time at Josh Wood, Anna spent 4 years at the Guardian where she was Chief customer officer, and laterly interim CEO. During her time the Guardian returned to financial stability with over a million supporters paying the Guardian either in a recurring relationship or as a one off donation.
She was a member of the GMG Ventures Advisory Committee, and consistently championed the Guardian’s purpose in all commercial work, advocating for the accreditation as a B Corp in 2019, launching the first Environmental pledge to readers and driving the decision to no longer accept fossil fuel advertising.
Anna has had a varied career in media and marketing having spent seven years at Google/YouTube, and prior to that ITV and MTV.