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Which? Limited Board

The Which? Limited Board is responsible for overseeing and setting the strategy for our commercial activities

The Board works closely with Council to ensure all of our work helps to further Which?'s mission to make individuals as powerful as the organisations they have to deal with in their daily lives. You can read more about the current members of the Which? Limited Board below.

Anabel Hoult joined Which? as chief executive in October 2018, with experience spanning a range of sectors including retail, charity, consumer services and fintech. Prior to working at Which? Anabel spent more than 12 years working within the commercial sector, most notably as managing director of Services at Carphone Warehouse. She was also chief operating officer of Save the Children, where she delivered improved strategic focus, operational performance and financial growth.

Judy Gibbons, chair of the board, is a non-executive director on the boards of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, Virgin Money Giving, Hammerson, Refresh Mobile AppsMe and Guardian Media Group. She is also deputy chair of Somerset House Trust, a trustee of Nesta and The House of Illustration and an advisory board member and chair of Beyond Consultancy. Judy has more than 30 years’ experience in digital technology as corporate vice-president at Microsoft and in leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Accel Partners. Judy joined the board in April 2017 and became chair in June.

Jacques Cadranel is group finance director at Which?. After qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jacques spent 20 years in a variety of commercially focused finance roles. These ranged from large multinationals including Thomson Reuters, Reader’s Digest and Rio Tinto, to start-ups including Utilities Exchange and Carbon Markets. Jacques was appointed to the Which? Limited Board in October 2010.

Deborah Davis is a director at International Personal Finance plc and holds non-executive roles at IDEX ASA and SATIB Conservation Trust. She is an avid wildlife conservationist and an investor in and advisor to start-up internet firms. Her executive career in technology spans more than 25 years, including 14 years in European and global vice president roles at PayPal, Symantec, Verizon and Ebay. Deborah joined the Which? Limited Board in January 2015.

Julie Harris is chief executive of Upper Street Events, a consumer-focused events company backed by Livingbridge Private Equity. She is also a director of The Association of Event Organisers. Prior to that she was group managing director of Immediate Media Company and chief executive of the global insight, intelligence and analytics business WGSN. Julie has more than 25 years' experience in the print and digital environment, publishing market-leading print and online brands and building regional and global digital information businesses. She was appointed to the Which? Limited Board in September 2015.

Ian Hudson is chief executive of the publisher DK (Dorling Kindersley). His publishing career began in 1988 when he joined the magazine company Marshall Cavendish as financial controller. He moved to Random House in 1992 and was appointed to the Board in 1996. Ian is a member of the Supervisory Board of Dorling Kindersley’s parent company, Bertelsmann, and chair of the Bertelsmann Management Representation Council. Ian was appointed to the Which? Limited Board in November 2015.

Jonathan Thompson is chief executive of Digital UK, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the operation and strategic development of Freeview. Previously, Jonathan worked in the office of the chairman at Daily Mail and General Trust plc, advising on group strategy. He is a former director of strategy of both media regulator Ofcom and Channel 4. Between 2007 and 2010 Jonathan was also a non-executive director of Which? Limited. Jonathan joined the board in November 2017, having been first co-opted as a trustee of the Which? Council in December 2015.

Tony Ward is an experienced non-executive director and is currently an independent adviser to the Ombudsman Service Limited. His recent senior independent director roles include the boards of the OCS Group and SThree plc. Tony's last executive position was as group services director at BAA, where he was responsible for IT, airside operations, security and health & safety. Before that he was the group HR director for Kingfisher, and prior to that, deputy chair of the Commission for Racial Equality. Tony was a trustee on the Which? Council from 2011 until August 2017. He joined the board in July 2012.