Zillah Byng-Thorne


Zillah Byng Thorne, Chair, Non Executive Director & Advisor Former CEO, Future plc

Zillah has extensive technology sector experience, spanning online gaming, digital media and e-commerce. She a
retired as Chief Executive of Future plc in 2023 a global platform for specialist media, a position she assumed in 2014. Future has been a leader in the Global media publishing industry and was transformed under her leadership.

With over 20 years of experience as an executive officer, she has demonstrated a focus on driving operational excellence and is a proven people manager, identifying and developing talent at the senior level.
Currently a Non-Executive Chair of TrustPilot Group plc, Executive Chair of M&C Saatchi plc, and Non-Executive Director of NCHL plc, Ms. Byng-Thorne is a chartered management accountant (CIMA) and qualified treasurer (ACT) and has an MA in Management from Glasgow University and an MSc in Behavioral Change from Henley Business School.
Married twice, She is mum to 3 boys (19,17&14) and step mum to 2 boys (24,22). Having 5 boys under 14 at home taught her how to manage a complicated & busy life (& the importance of lots of cereal!)
Top tip In managing a busy life is not to waste any time feeling guilty about what your not doing & instead be fully present in every moment


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