Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo
A graduate in Economics and Business from Hogeschool Zeeland (the Netherlands). He holds an MBA from the European School of Business and an EMBA from Universidad de Navarra-IESE. He is currently President of HENNEO.
De Yarza has held management positions at Telefónica-Terra, where he was in charge of content purchasing, and was Director General of Dasa-Logística Editorial. He is also Chairman of Taller lenride Editores, SA, President of the Association of European Publishers News Media Europe (NME), President of WAN IFRA and a Vice-President Asociacón de Medios de Información (AMI).
Guy Black (Lord Black of Brentwood)
Guy was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group in 2018, where he had been Executive Director since 2005. He has two decades of experience at the most senior levels in the media, dealing particularly with issues of press freedom and regulation. From 1996 to 2003 he was Director of the UK Press Complaints Commission (PCC), the self-regulatory body dealing with complaints against the press and upholding high standards of journalism.
On the international level, as Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Trust since 2009 and a member of the Co-Ordinating Committee of world press freedom organisations, Guy has taken an active role in protecting and promoting press freedom in the developing world. From 2014-15 he was President of the European Newspaper Publishers Association. As Director of the PCC, he established the successful Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe.
Guy has also been involved in public life, and as a member of the House of Lords since 2010 has spoken widely on press freedom issues in the UK, EU and wider world, on advertising regulation, on libel reform and on data protection.
He works with a number of news media charities. He is Patron of The Rory Peck Trust, which is dedicated to helping freelancers operating in the world’s trouble-spots, and is a Vice President of the Journalists’ Charity. He was recently appointed President of the Institute of Promotional Marketing. He lives in both the UK and Italy.
Victoria Svanberg holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of economics. She is honorary doctor, dr h.c. from the University of Karlstad. She has experience from management positions and board positions in a number of different industries. She has experience from the media industry through board positions and various positions in NWT Media. She has worked as a consultant with individual and organizational development. Svanberg is a board member of NWT Gruppen AB, and president of NWT Media, president of the Swedish association of publishers TU Media and vice president of Polaris Media ASA.
Tom Nauta has been managing director of NDP Nieuwsmedia since 2010. NDP Nieuwsmedia upholds and defends the commercial and editorial freedoms of privately funded news companies in The Netherlands. Its members publish and broadcast on all platforms.
In 2014 and 2015, Tom Nauta served as Chair of the Legal and Social Affairs Committee of the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA).
Previously, he was secretary general of the former Dutch Newspaper Publishers' Association from 2004 until 2010.
He also held the position of managing director of the Dutch association for Human Resource Management and Organisational Development.
In addition, Tom Nauta has over ten years' experience in editorial roles for leading Dutch publishing houses, including five years spent as editor-in-chief of (business) magazines.
Tom Nauta represents the directors of member associations in the Presidency of News Media Europe.
Joanne is Marketplace Publisher at Reach Ireland. Over the last 8 years in particular as the company has transitioned to a digital first business she has been responsible for developing this strategy in the Irish business. During this period the business has created a strong digital portfolio while still maintaining robust market share positions in terms of the traditional print newspaper markets.
The company also acquired one of Ireland’s best monthly celebrity magazines – RSVP – during this period, evolving its publishing portfolio in Ireland to five national websites, three national newspapers and a lifestyle magazine. In 2015, Joanne was the driving force behind the launch of Belfast Live, Reach’s first national, digital-only newsbrand, playing an instrumental role in developing the business case for this project, believing that Belfast was ready for a new digital news site that reflected the new Northern Ireland. Such was the success of Belfast Live, it turned out to be the launchpad for a raft of ‘Live’ news sites to be unveiled by Reach throughout the UK and Ireland.