Neil Thackray is Co Founder of Briefing Media Ltd, a business to business solution that combines expert content with semantic search technology. The site for media professionals is here, www.themediabriefing.com. He has worked in business media for more than 25 years and on digital projects since 1996. He began his career at Reed Business Information acting as publishing director of numerous magazines and trade shows. He went on to be divisional Managing Director at Miller Freeman, before leaving to head up the launch of The Industry Standard in Europe. That gig was famously shortlived as the dot com bubble burst.
After the The Standard Neil joined Quantum Business Media as CEO. After three years he sold the business, which was private equity backed and moved to Nexus Business Media also as CEO.
In addition to his full time roles Neil acts as Non Executive Chair of Osney Media, ia a past director of the AEO, has been a member of the PPA Business Media Committee and undertaken numerous consulting roles on a confidential basis.