Newsworks team

The Newsworks team works to promote the national news brand industry. Find out who does what and how to contact us on this page.

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Jo Allan Jo Allan Chief Executive Jo was appointed Chief Executive in May 2021 having joined Newsworks the previous year as Managing Director. Jo has extensive experience in the sector from her client-side roles at Cadbury and AB InBev to agency roles at Carat, Vizeum and Dentsu Aegis Network.

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Delores Ambrosio Delores Ambrosio EA to Jo Allan Delores has worked with the company since its launch in 2003. As well as PA duties, she is involved in organising all of the company's events. Delores has more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, previously within creative agencies.

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Sorcha Garduce Sorcha Garduce Insight Partner Sorcha joined Newsworks in March 2020. She is responsible for managing the research and insight programme at Newsworks. She has 18 years research and insight experience with previous roles at ITV, The IAB, SCB Partners and Havas Media.

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Nick Hubble Nick Hubble Finance & Operations Director Nick joined Newsworks in September 2019 and is responsible for finance and operations. Nick has 20 year’s experience in the media industry, initially starting his career at DMGT before moving to Dentsu Aegis Network.

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Liz Jaques Liz Jaques Head of Communications Liz joined Newsworks in 2012 and is responsible for PR, marketing and communications, including the website, newsletters and social media channels. Before Newsworks, Liz was the editor of Mediatel's media news, opinion and research site Newsline.

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Mark Lukas Mark Lukas Creative Designer Mark joined Newsworks in June 2016. He is responsible for helping to deliver the creative output for Newsworks - both online and offline.

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Hannah Ohm Thomas Hannah Ohm Thomas Communications Manager Hannah joined Newsworks in April 2019. She is responsible for managing PR and communications. Before Newsworks, Hannah worked for the PR agency BCW in Brussels and New York.

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Zainab Pirzada Zainab Pirzada Data Insight Manager Zainab joined Newsworks in July 2015. She is responsible for producing insight presentations, writing articles, sourcing ads for the creative gallery and assisting with media agency enquiries. She is also Newsworks’ TouchPoints and PAMCo champion.

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Rupert Smith Rupert Smith Director of Communications As a thirteen-year-old Rupert appeared in an ad campaign for The Observer with the tagline: If you want to get ahead in media start with The Observer. Since then he hasn’t looked back. Rupert joined Newsworks in September 2019.

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Denise Turner Denise Turner Insight Director Denise joined Newsworks in 2015. She is responsible for designing and executing Newsworks' insight programme. She has 24 years of experience in both full-service and media agencies. Before Newsworks, Denise was chief insight officer at Havas Media Group.

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Niki West Niki West Client Services & Strategy Director Niki joined Newsworks in May 2017 to oversee client services and strategy planning. Her core remit is to forge ever stronger relationships between Newsworks, advertisers and the agency community. Before Newsworks, Niki was a managing partner at Havas Media.

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