TV executive appointed to senior role at magazine publisher


Magazine publisher Future has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer.

The Bath company has revealed that TV executive Sharjeel Suleman is to take up the role.

Sharjeel is currently chief financial officer at ITV Studios, a role he has held for the last five years.

Before that, he held a variety of senior finance roles at ITV including director of group finance and director of investor relations.

Sharjeel started his career at KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

He will join the company and the board at a date that will be communicated in due course.

He is replacing Penny Ladkin-Brand who, as previously announced, will leave the company and step down from the board in July.

Deputy CFO Jean du Preez will lead the finance function during the interim period.

Sharjeel will be paid in accordance with the company’s directors’ remuneration policy. Details of Sharjeel’s remuneration arrangements will be set out in the annual report.

Jon Steinberg, Future chief executive said: “We are delighted that Sharjeel will be joining us. He brings fantastic industry experience from his roles at ITV, in particular driving growth across international markets, and I know he will be a strong addition to the Future team. I would also like to thank Penny for her support since I joined last year, I wish her every success for the future.”

Richard Huntingford, Future Chair, said: “I’d like to welcome Sharjeel to the Future plc Board where he will play a significant role in helping to deliver our Growth Acceleration Strategy. I echo Jon’s thanks to Penny for the key role that she has played over the last nine years in building Future into the leading digital media platform that it is today. She leaves with our very best wishes for the future.”

Sharjeel Suleman said: “I’m very much looking forward to joining Future. The media industry is one that I’m very passionate about and the opportunity to work with Jon, and the wider executive team at Future, as they embark on this next chapter is one that I’m very excited about and look forward to being part of.”