CEO & Executive Chairman
David Craven was appointed CEO of DCD Media in October 2012 and Executive Chairman in January 2013. He is also CEO and Director of Timeweave Ltd - which he joined in April 2011. David brings significant sector-specific and broad commercial experience to the Group, having held senior roles with News Corporation, UPC Media and Trinity Newspapers. He was also joint MD of the Tote for six years and was closely involved in its privatisation, and has held senior executive roles at UK Betting Plc and Wembley Plc. David was also a co-founder of broadband and interactive TV media group, UPC Chello, and is a co-founder of the Gaming Media Group.
Nicky Davies Williams
Nicky Davies Williams was appointed CEO of DCD Rights, DCD Media’s distribution and licencing division, in December 2005 when she sold NBD TV, a company she founded and ran successfully for over 22 years, to the Group. An English Literature graduate from Leeds University, she began her career in the music business, moving into film and television distribution at Island Pictures, where she rose to the post of Sales Director, prior to founding her own company in 1983. She has managed DCD Rights’ growth into one of the world’s leading independent distributors. Her experience includes non-executive directorships on the Board of The Channel Television Group from 1991-1998, and as a founding non-executive of the Women in Film and Television in the UK. With primary responsibility as CEO for DCD Rights, in her role as a DCD Media Director she continues to oversee the Penn and Teller Fool US 1/17 co-production in the US for September Films, as well as acting as Executive Producer across the Bridezillas US format productions, alongside numerous factual series where DCD Rights are co-production partners.
Neil McMyn is a chartered accountant and Chief Financial Officer of Tavistock Europe, an international private investment organisation. Previously Neil spent nine years with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance in Edinburgh and six years in advisory and funds management roles at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney. He became a Non-Executive Director of DCD Media in September 2012.
A highly experienced commercial and business development executive, Jean-Paul Rohan has hands-on experience of building businesses in sports, media, games, wireless, broadband and digital TV markets on a European and global basis. Jean-Paul spent over 10 years in the games industry at a senior level for companies including Activision, Mindscape International and BMG Interactive International. Having worked within the UK and Europe, developing broadband, wireless and interactive TV strategies as well as brokering many of the deals necessary to deliver end applications, together with operators including Sky, UPC, NTL, Telewest BT and mobile network owners, Jean-Paul has considerable experience in understanding the complexities of developing commercial opportunities in this continually converging media and content space. His extensive experience in the creation, commercialisation and protection of IPR across a number of sectors has helped to build some of the strongest and commercially valuable gaming and media businesses in the market today.