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Jess Burley

Global CEO m/SIX & Partner The&Partnership

m/SIX

London, UK

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Jess Burley’s Biography

Jess Burley is Global Chief Executive of m/SIX, the WPP joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM.

The driving force of m/SIX for more than a decade, Jess has made the media planning and buying agency one of the fastest-growing and respected agencies in the UK and North America. With over 20 years’ experience, Jess specialises in content creation and distribution, technology, consumer insight, sales and marketing.

Following her graduation from the University of the West of England with a BA Honours in English Literature and Theatre Arts, Jess gained experience as a publisher. She became Publishing Director at Financial Times Business followed by Director of Future Publishing Ltd and Chief Operating Officer at ACP-NatMag. Subsequently, Jess became Managing Director at the National Magazine Company (NatMag) and played a vital role in the reconstruction of the business during the merger of the core Natmags business and Hearst Digital.

Jess has previously held Non-Executive roles at UK Mail plc, Quarto plc, Jacques Vert plc, TalkTalk Telecom plc and the position of Director at Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Jess Burley’s Background

m/SIX
Global CEO m/SIX & Partner The&Partnership
May 2010 - Present
London, UK
m/Six is a joint venture between GroupM – the UK’s No.1 media network – and CHI & Partners, the UK’s No.1 independent creative agency. We offer our clients the very best in the market.
National Magazine Company
Managing Director
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
London, UK
The National Magazine Company is the publisher of magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. Jessica was also responsible for the company’s internet division, Hearst Digital, network of 22 websites.
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Current Board Positions

UK Mail PLC
Non-Executive Director
Sep 2012 - Present
Slough, UK
UK Mail, formerly known as Business post, is a private postal service company in the UK, which has competed with the Royal Mail in collection and distribution of mail since the deregulation of the postal service in January 2006. Its distribution network delivers mail to local Royal Mail sorting offices for last-mile delivery through downstream access.

Previous Board Positions

Quarto
Non-Executive Director
Feb 2014 - May 2018
London, UK
The Quarto Group makes and sells great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.
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Jacques Vert PLC
Non-Executive Director
Oct 2009 - Jan 2012
London, UK
Jacques Vert Group Ltd is a British fashion house and womanswear concession retailer. Jacques Vert Group is in over 470 outlets in the UK, Europe and Canada and has nine brands, including: Windsmoor, Kaliko, Jacques Vert, Precis Petite, Alexon and Dash.
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Philanthropy

The Mix
Trustee
Nov 2012 - Jun 2019
London, UK
The Mix is a charitable organisation that offers support to 13 to 24-year-olds through digital services. The Mix is there to support any challenge a young person faces, whether that be finding a job, homelessness, money or mental health.

Jess Burley’s Education

University of the West of England
BA Hons, English Literature & Theatre Arts
1984 - 1987

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