Full Name
Zillah Byng-Thorne
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: November 2013 and as Chief Executive in April 2014

Key skills and experience:
Has a strong track record in developing and delivering against successful strategy
Focus on driving operational excellence
Is a proven people manager, identifying and developing talent at senior level

External appointments:
Non-Executive Director of Flutter Entertainment plc (she is stepping down from this role in January 2023), Norwegian Cruise Line
Holdings Ltd (NYSE listed) and Trustpilot Group plc. She was Chief Financial Officer of Trader Media Group (owner of Auto Trader) from 2009 to 2012, and interim Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2013. Before this, Zillah was Commercial Director and Chief Financial Officer at Fitness First Limited and Chief Financial Officer of the Thresher Group. Former Non-Executive Director of THG Holdings plc.

Zillah is a chartered management accountant (CIMA) and qualified treasurer (ACT). She has an MA in Management from Glasgow University and an MSc in Behavioral Change from Henley Business School.

Zillah Byng-Thorne