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Jess Burley

Executive Chair

m/SIX

London, UK

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Jess Burley’s Biography

Jess Burley is Executive Chair 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...
Jess Burley is Executive Chair 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.
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Jess Burley’s Newsfeed

m/SIX and The&Partnership launches APAC office in Sydney; Mindshare’s Kevin Rooney joins as CEO

The international advertising network The&Partnership and its global media company m/SIX has today announced the opening of its APAC main hub in Sydney, Australia. Says Jess Burley, global CEO of m/SIX: “We’re really excited to establish this new regional APAC hub for m/SIX in Sydney. There is a great opportunity to continue our growth in the region..."

When m/Six Met The Mix at Rich Mix

The whole media agency took a day out to generate ideas for the young people’s support charity...The day began with presentations from Chris Martin, CEO of The Mix and Jess Burley, Global Chief Executive of m/SIX, a Trustee of The Mix, in which they explained the aims of the charity and how it helps young people.

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Jess Burley’s Background

m/SIX
Executive Chair
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. Prior to her role as Executive Chair, Jess served as Global CEO of m/SIX for 11 years, from 2010 to 2022.
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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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.
UK Mail PLC
Non-Executive Director
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
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.
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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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