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MiQ appoints Byng-Thorne, Norman to board

May 23, 2023

MiQ, a programmatic media partner, has announced the appointment of Zillah Byng-Thorne and Rob Norman as non-executive directors to its Global Statutory Board.

“It’s an honour to welcome Zillah and Rob to our statutory board to advise on MiQ’s ongoing global initiatives,” said Gurman Hundal, Co-founder and Global Chairman, MiQ. “Both possess unique skill sets and leadership experiences that will contribute greatly to MiQ’s future growth ambitions in the programmatic arena. We look forward to learning from them, their contributions, and are eager to see what new heights the company reaches with their guidance.”

With more than 20 years of experience in c-suite leadership roles, Byng-Thorne brings expertise in driving operational excellence for companies in online gaming, digital media and e-commerce to MiQ. Most recently, Byng-Thorne served as CEO of Future, a platform for specialist media – a position she held for nearly a decade. Prior to Future, she held numerous CEO, CFO and non-executive director roles at companies including Trader Media Group, Fitness First, Thresher Group and more. In addition to MiQ, Byng-Thorne also serves as Non-Executive Chair of TrustPilot Group and Non-Executive Director of NCHL.

“I feel privileged to take on this role at an exciting time for the industry and for MiQ, and see great value in the experience the board and I will lend to each,” said Byng-Thorne. “I look forward to serving the board as MiQ experiences ongoing growth as a prowess in the programmatic space.”

A trusted advisor to MiQ’s board since 2019, Norman is a well-established luminary in the media technology sector. Most recently, Norman held executive leadership positions, including CEO North America, Global Chief Digital Officer and advisory roles, at GroupM, the media investment company. Norman currently serves on numerous boards in the media technology space, including, Piano, Nova and Barrington Media, and held prior board director roles with BBC Global News Limited and Comscore.

“I’m honoured to officially join the Global Statutory Board,” said Norman. “I’m hopeful that my experience advising the company, along with new collaboration with other board members, will further MiQ’s aim of delivering best-in-class solutions to the programmatic media space.”

Byng-Thorne and Norman join existing board members Gurman Hundal, MiQ Co-founder and Global Chairman, Lee Puri, MiQ Co-founder, Xavier Robert, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Bridgepoint, and Charles Welham, Director at Bridgepoint, bringing the total number of Statutory Board members to six. Prior Statutory Board members Stewart Easterbrook and Ashwini Karandikar will continue as long term advisors to the company.

The new non-executive board additions come in the wake of several strategic initiatives, including a multi-year commercial agreement with Samba TV and the acquisition of AirGrid, further solidifying MiQ’s stronghold as a dominant force in the programmatic media space.

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