Jan Gooze-Zijl

Jan Gooze-Zijl is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Jan Gooze-Zijl

Jan joined UKTV in September 2010 and has extensive industry experience in commercial finance, strategy and operations.

He is a key member of UKTV's Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for all financial decision-making, including achieving financial targets, controlling cash-flow and management accounting. He also oversees UKTV's relationships with C4 Sales and Sky Media Ireland and is responsible for all technical and operational aspects of UKTV, including the roll-out of digital services under the UKTV Play brand.

Since he joined the company, UKTV's revenues and EBITDA have grown substantially to reach £278m and £67m respectively in 2013, as well as £125m investment in programming and related launches. In addition, Jan has significantly improved and streamlined the company's financial resources by bringing transaction processing and cash management in-house, as well as greatly simplified the underlying corporate structure. In 2011 he also played an important role in the sale of Virgin Media's stake in UKTV to Scripps Network Interactive Inc.

Prior to UKTV, Jan's prestigious career encompassed roles within Virgin Media Group, including as Interim Finance Director working across Virgin's wholly owned TV channels and IDS, and high profile positions at Telefonica O2 Europe, Accenture, Telewest Communications and Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine.