Anabel Hoult, CEO
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 board of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, 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. She was previously a non-executive director of Hammersons, Virgin Money Giving, Guardian Media Group and Refresh Mobile AppsMe. 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 2017.
Deborah Davis is a non-executive director at International Personal Finance plc, IDEX ASA and Institute of Directors UK. She is also a trustee of Southern African Conservation Trust. Deborah 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 Comparison Technologies, a comparison and switching company. She was previously chief executive of Upper Street Events, specialising in consumer-focused events, and a director of The Association of Event Organisers. Prior to that Julie 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 was until recently chief executive of publisher Dorling Kindersley and previously chief executive of Penguin Random House International. For 12 years Ian was a member of the Supervisory Board of international media group Bertelsmann and he is a former president of the UK Publishers Association. Ian trained to become a qualified accountant (FCMA) at British Rail before moving into publishing and media where, over 25 years, he has held a range of leadership roles with particular focus on content development, international markets, digital transformation and business turnarounds. Ian was appointed to the Which? Limited Board in November 2015 and is Chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee.
Over a 20-year career, Jon has built and scaled high growth product teams across multiple different consumer verticals, including communications (Skype, MSFT), media (Guardian, BBC) and high marketplaces. Jon was most recently Chief Product Officer at Trainline, helping to guide the business to one of London’s most valuable flotations of 2019. He has since been appointed a member of Silicon Valley Product Group, as their European-based partner. Jon was appointed to the Which? Limited Board in February 2020.
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.