Channel 4 appoints Lucy Thomas as Chief Financial Officer


Channel 4 today announced the appointment of Lucy Thomas as Chief Financial Officer.

In this newly created executive role, reporting directly to Chief Executive Alex Mahon, Thomas will lead finance across the organisation.

Lucy Thomas

She will act as a business partner to the Chief Executive and Executive team, identifying commercial and strategic opportunities and supporting the digital transformation of the business.

Alex Mahon said: “I am delighted to welcome Lucy to Channel 4. She has extensive experience of media industry transformation and joins us at a crucial time, as we implement our ambitious strategy to protect our long-term sustainability and become the world’s first public service streamer.

“Lucy is an innovative, data-driven and strategically focused leader, and I have no doubt she will have tremendous impact at Channel 4.”

Thomas said: “I am thrilled to be joining Channel 4 as CFO. It is a fantastic organisation with a unique purpose – creating change through entertainment – in a way that I love as a viewer.

“I can’t wait to start working with Alex and the wider Channel 4 team.”

Thomas was most recently Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Bauer Audio, where she led a commercial finance team spanning nine markets across Europe.

Prior to this, she spent more than twenty years at Sky, progressing through a range of Commercial Finance Director and Commercial MD roles before becoming Group Chief Data Officer.

Thomas started her career with Arthur Andersen in London, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

She will take up her new role on 22 April.