Fiona Dent has unique experience of the contemporary media landscape.
Her extensive involvement in luxury and lifestyle media combined with London’s start-up culture gives her original insight into future consumer trends and innovative new approaches. Fiona is well-placed to shape the success of today’s most forward-thinking brands, whether established names or just beginning to grow. She is Board Advisor to a number of London-based start-ups including premium design e-commerce site Clippings, health and wellbeing platform Earthmiles, and luxury PR agency Clementine.
Fiona spent over 25 years’ pioneering new business models in the highly-disrupted and competitive media sector. She was Group Managing Director, Lifestyle at Time Inc. (UK) working on some of the biggest media brands in the country from Wallpaper*, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens, Living Etc to Woman & Home, Marie Claire, Woman’s Weekly and Country Life. From 2007 to 2017, Fiona sat on Time Inc.’s UK Board, with oversight of a wide variety of sectors including luxury, fashion & beauty, interior design, health & wellbeing, travel, food, entertainment and technology.
Fiona played a pivotal role in developing Time Inc.(UK)’s growth and transformation strategy, at the forefront of leading the business into the new sectors of digital advertising, e-commerce and events. She is a digital pioneer, working on the launch of newscientist.com over 20 years ago. She is associated with leading Time Inc. (UK)’s entry onto digital platforms, way ahead of competitors, taking the company from an audience of tens of thousands to tens of millions. She ran the company’s most successful growth initiative, leading the acquisition of a renowned events business and launching an e-commerce venture selling content and supplies.
Fiona is a member of the investor network 24 Haymarket and the Royal College of Art’s investor group, AngelClubRCA. In addition, Fiona is a trustee board member of the National Centre for Circus Arts, part of London’s Conservatoire of Drama and Dance and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts whose mission is to enrich society through ideas and action.