Mary Basterfield

Mary Basterfield is Chief Financial Officer

Mary Basterfield

Mary joined UKTV in March 2018 and is Chief Financial Officer. Reporting directly to CEO, Darren Childs, Mary is responsible for all financial decision-making at the company, playing a lead role in influencing and driving the performance and commercial growth of the business.

She also works closely with the creative side of the business, ensuring that finance supports and nurtures innovative growth through investment in new content.

In addition to her leadership role at UKTV, Mary is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and a Trustee for Students' Union UCL and the National Cancer Research Institute.

Before joining UKTV, Mary was Chief Financial Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland, a global media, digital and creative communications group. Prior to that she was Global Chief Financial Officer for Hotels.com at Expedia Inc., and was Chief Financial Officer Europe, at Warner Music International, where she was also Vice President, Strategy and Acquisitions. Mary's early career was with Sony Music UK, where she held many roles culminating in Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis.