Alex Mahon

Alex Mahon is CEO of The Foundry. Alex joined The Foundry to spearhead the next stage of its development following the company’s acquisition by HgCapital for £200m in July 2015. She leads the team at a time of dynamic change and rapid growth. Prior to this, Alex was Chief Executive Officer of Shine Group for three years where she successfully completed the sale of the company into a new joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. She joined Shine as Managing Director in 2006 and built the group through M&A and organic growth into an organisation with 27 creative labels in 12 countries and £700m in revenues alongside founder Elisabeth Murdoch. Ahead of this she had an extensive career in media organisations across Europe, at Talkback Thames, FremantleMedia Group and RTL Group. Alex started her career as a PhD Physicist and then worked at strategy consultants Mitchell Madison Group as an internet retail expert before leading the European Young Astronauts. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ocado Plc and The Edinburgh International Television Festival, Chairman of the RTS Awards, serves on the DCMS advisory panel on the BBC and is also Appeal Chair of The Scar Free Foundation, a national charity pioneering and transforming medical research into disfigurement and lives in her London home with her four noisy children.