Board of Directors

Mr. John O’Loan

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. John O’Loan is, in a way, one of the renowned personalities in the field of satellite television. For more than 25 years, Mr. Loan has been helping to lead media operators into changing their culture and their content, to take advantage new efficiencies, markets and opportunities. He is a founding partner in the iO Media Group independent consultancy. Responsible for the launch of the Sky News service in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia, he has since gone on to lead the development of more than 30 different media brands and digital platforms.

He played a key role in helping NDTV launch Star News, NDTV 24x7 and also provided support to NDTV Profit.

Beginning his career in journalism and television production, Mr. John has held senior positions in media businesses spanning the globe. He has maintained long running associations with the world’s largest media companies including; BSkyB; Sky Italia; VOX Germany; Asia’s leading independent news and factual broadcaster NDTV, where he was also Director Strategy; chellomedia in Europe advising on strategy and the reorganisation of a number of Liberty channel brands including sports interests in Europe; MBC and Al Arabiya in the Middle East where he advised on strategy, the launch and operations of a number of the Middle East's most successful channel brands; Setanta Sports with Virgin Media and ITN in the UK; the North American Sports Network, now part of ESPN; Kingdom Holdings and Rotana in the Middle East; Oliver Wyman; Wasserman Media Group; Sport Five based in Switzerland, as well as the Interax digital technology solutions company.

Mr. John O’Loan is member of the University of Oxford and HEC Paris alumni and is a recipient the Royal Television Society Judges Award for "services to journalism".