Stephen Carter is the Group Chief Executive of Informa plc, one of the world’s leading Academic Publishing, Information, Knowledge & Exhibitions businesses, with a career having spanned both the public and private sectors. In the private sector he is a career senior executive, having held senior positions in a range of Media & Technology businesses. Prior to becoming the Group CEO of Informa plc, he was President & Managing Director EMEA at Alcatel Lucent Inc, Managing Director and COO of ntl (now Virgin Media), and CEO and Managing Director of JWT UK & Ireland. In the public sector Stephen was the founding CEO of Ofcom, the UK’s Media & Communications Regulator. He then served as Chief of Strategy to Prime Minister, The Right Hon Gordon Brown, and was Minister for the Media & Telecommunications industry, where he wrote and published the Digital Britain Report that subsequently led to the Digital Economy Act 2010. Stephen has served on a number of company Boards, including as a Non-Executive on the Board of Informa, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities plc. He was awarded a CBE for services to the Communications Industry in 2007, and was made a Life Peer in 2008.