PhonepayPlus today announces the appointment of Ann Cook as a non-executive director of PhonepayPlus. Cook is currently Director of Interactive and Managing Director of ITL at ITV, leading a team that manages over 100 million interactions annually and is responsible for producing relevant interactivity, including voting, competition and donation platforms for charity events, for some of ITV’s key programme brands.
Before joining ITV Ann had global roles as Director of International Client Relations for the Associated Press TV News (APTN) and Managing Director of the International Division of worldwide research agency, Frank N. Magid Associates. Between 1996 and 2002 Cook was Director of Marketing at Granada Sky Broadcasting which launched seven cable and satellite TV channels formed by Granada Television and BSkyB.
Cook has been a member of PhonepayPlus’ Industry Liaison Panel since 2008 and was recently appointed as the panel’s Chair.
Cook joins the PhonepayPlus Board with effect from the 1st January 2016 as an industry member.
David Edmonds, Chairman of PhonepayPlus commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Ann Cook to our Board. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in premium rate services. Ann’s appointment shows the importance we place on collaborating with the industry at all levels as we work to promote a healthy market in which consumers can have confidence. I would like to thank Hugh Griffiths and Howard Webber who are completing their terms of office. They have played an important role in setting the direction of PhonepayPlus.This appointment confirms our commitment to on-going savings by reducing the size of the Board by one.”
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