Future hires Guardian’s Blunt as COO

Future hires Guardian’s Blunt as COO
In brief

Future has appointed Claire Blunt as chief operating officer, 18 months after she became the advertising sales boss at Guardian Media Group.

Blunt, who is currently chief advertising officer and CEO of international for Guardian Meidia Group, will join Future on 7 November.

Before joining GMG last January, she spent seven years at Hearst, latterly as chief financial, operations, and data officer for Hearst Europe.

Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future, highlighted Blunt’s experience in the retail sector, as well as her publishing expertise, as being a “great fit”.

She added: “[Blunt] will contribute a wealth of vital knowledge to support our continued success and global expansion.”

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