Owen is chief executive of the NMA, he was appointed in July 2021.
Previously CEO of the Professional Publishers Association, Owen has a wealth of experience in the media sector. He held a number of roles at the magazine and business media trade body prior to being appointed CEO, primarily overseeing public affairs. He stood as a parliamentary candidate in the 2017 General Election, narrowly missing out on being elected MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Owen sits on industry boards including the Advertising Association, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Advertising Standards Board of Finance, and News Media Europe.