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John Barnes

John Barnes

Chief Digital Officer, William Reed Business Media

John has been the Chief Digital Officer at William Reed since June 2020 and is responsible for driving digital transformation across the business.

Prior to William Reed John was Managing Director of Sloop Media.

He was the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Infopro Digital following it’s acquisition of the Incisive Media Insight Group in spring 2017. Infopro was named UK digital publisher of the year twice during this time.

Prior to this he held the same role at Incisive Media and was responsible for driving change in it’s digital strategy and delivery globally across the group. During this time Incisive Media was named UK digital publisher of the year a record four times.

He was Chairman of the AOP from 2010 to 2015 and remains a non-Executive director of the organisation.

He was Managing director of VNU Business Publications prior to Incisive Media acquiring it in 2007. He has over 30 years experience in B2B Media.