Alex Mahon

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CEO Channel 4

Alex Mahon is the Chief Executive of Channel 4, a publicly owned and commercially funded public service media organisation that creates change through entertainment. Under Alex’s leadership, Channel 4 has transformed into a digital-first public media company with the UK’s biggest free streaming service and one of the largest social media brands for young people in the UK. During this period, Channel 4’s public ownership has been secured, its impact across the nations and regions has grown, and its investment in skills has opened up the sector to those aspiring to a career in television and film.

Alex is a passionate supporter of equitable representation and is committed to championing women’s health at work. Prior to Channel 4, she was CEO of Foundry and before that of Shine Group. She has also worked at Talkback Thames, Fremantle Media Group and RTL Group. Alex started her career as a PhD Physicist with a stint at CERN before moving into launching internet businesses. Alex is currently a member of the UK Creative Industries Council and an ambassador for London Tech Week. She is a Non-Executive Board Member of Chanel Inc and has been on the Advisory Board of Salesforce.