Our leadership team

dmg media Leadership

Lord Rothermere
chairman, dmg media
Lord Rothermere brings significant experience of media and newspapers. He worked at the International Herald Tribune in Paris and the Mirror Group before moving to Northcliffe Newspapers in 1995. In 1997 he became Managing Director of the Evening Standard.
Rich Caccappolo
CEO, dmg media

Rich Caccappolo joined MailOnline as Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of its parent group, dmg media, in November 2021. He has spent his career building and improving businesses by designing and implementing technology applications whilst optimising operations. His expertise has spanned content publishing, e-commerce, interactive and community features and digital monetisation.

Rich has been a driving force behind the commercial success of MailOnline, the world’s largest English-language news site. Prior to joining the dmg media family, Rich was Director of Technology and New Media for the American Democratic Party politician, Bob Kerrey, Chief Technology Officer for eMusic, President of Creative Commerce at LLC, and Chief Technology Officer of iVillage.

James Welsh
deputy CEO, dmg media

James Welsh has been dmg media’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer since November 2021. James rejoined dmg media from his role as Deputy CFO for DMGT, having spent the previous eight years as CFO & Operations Director for dmg media. James has been with dmg media since 2010, prior to which, he spent 15 years working across the UK and Europe in a number of commercial finance and change management roles, including Finance Director of PC World and Link stores at Dixons Retail.

Paul Dacre
editor-in-chief, dmg media

Paul Dacre joined the Group as US Bureau Chief in 1979. Appointed Editor of the Evening Standard in 1990 he was appointed Editor of the Daily Mail in 1992 and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers in 1998, years which saw the launches of Metro and MailOnline. After stepping aside as Editor, after 26 years, Paul Dacre was appointed Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers in 2018. In November 2021, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of dmg media.

Tom Than
chief financial officer, dmg media

Tom joined dmg media in 2016 as chief analyst for MailOnline, working closely with the leadership team to help set commercial priorities and strategic direction, before moving into his role as Head of Commercial Finance. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2021, taking on functional responsibility across the division. Prior to joining dmg media he worked in Financial Group Planning & Analysis for Sky UK Limited.

Sean Walsh
chief brand officer and managing director, US operations
Sean Walsh joined DailyMail.com in New York as Director of Communications and Media Relations in 2014, before being promoted to Chief Brand Officer in 2019. In 2022 he was appointed dmg media’s Global Chief Brand Officer and Managing Director of U.S. Operations. Prior to this, Sean held senior communications roles for Nine Australia, GE Capital and Wesfarmers. With over 20 years of media and communications experience, Sean began his career as a journalist working for both the Nine and Seven Networks in Australia and ABC News in the United States
Oliver Smith
chief technology officer

Oliver is responsible for global technology development across dmg media. An ad tech and internet technology leader, he has more than two decades of experience at companies such as 24/7 Media, AOL and DoubleClick. He was responsible for launching the first financial industry website at Prudential Securities in 1994. He contributed to the creation of internet standards and internet protocol stacks while at IBM Research, as well as developing and introducing Prodigy, the first major consumer internet service provider. While at WPP, Oliver initiated the first-ever data management programme for ad agencies.

Oliver holds a Master of Computer Science from Pace University, a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, as well as an equivalent of Masters in Nuclear Physics from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

Roland Agambar
managing director, Mail Newspapers

Roland joined dmg media in January 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer, taking on wider responsibility for circulation, commerce and customer service in 2015. Roland spent the previous twenty years working in the media industry for organisations such as Carat media agency and Northern and Shell publishing. Roland’s last role prior to joining dmg media was Sales and Marketing Director of The Sun and News of the World.

Brand Leadership

Ted Verity
editor, Mail Newspapers

Ted Verity joined the Daily Mail as a News Reporter in 1991. He was Royal Reporter for two years before being made Femail Editor in 1996. Ted spent four years in Ireland where he was launch Editor of the Irish Daily Mail and was appointed Editor of The Mail on Sunday in September 2018. He was appointed Editor of the Daily Mail in 2021.

David Dillon
editor, The Mail on Sunday

David Dillon joined The Mail on Sunday in 2001. During his time as News Editor his department won the coveted News Team of The Year award three times. He later held the roles of Executive Editor and Deputy Editor. David was appointed  Editor of The Mail on Sunday in 2021.

Ted Young
editor, Metro

Ted has been the Editor of Metro newspaper since 2014, spearheading its success to become the UK’s most read national daily newspaper in March 2018. Prior to his role at Metro, Ted spent two years as Editor of the Daily News and Daily News America Online, in New York. A former Editor of MailOnline and survivor of the London freesheet battle during the noughties as Editor of London Lite newspaper, he was also formerly Night Editor of The Sun and Executive Editor of the Daily Express.

Nina Wright
CEO, Harmsworth Media

Nina’s experience spans publishing, digital media, and events, she joined New Scientist as CEO in September 2018, investing in the business becoming part of the privately-owned consortium. Nina has a notable track record in business turnaround and driving transformational growth, she is particularly skilled in digital NPD and recurring revenues. Nina was part of the deal team that successfully completed the recent transaction of New Scientist to DMGT.

Richard Thomson
deputy CEO, Harmsworth Media
Richard’s media career began at Associated Newspapers in the early 2000s, before he left to develop his career with Newsquest Media Group and then JPI Media. Richard has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, both when i was bought from Independent Print Ltd by JPI Media and as project lead when dmg media acquired i in 2019.Richard played an instrumental role in the formation of new consumer media division, Harmsworth Media. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2021.
Emily Wilson
editor, New Scientist

Emily Wilson has been the Editor of New Scientist since 2018. She is the first female Editor of the magazine in its 65-year history. Emily began her journalistic career in news, working as a reporter at the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail. She went on to spend 18 years at the Guardian, working across news, features and digital. Her roles there included Health Editor, Features Editor, G1 Editor (in charge of the news pages of the paper), Network Editor (in charge of the website) and also Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian’s Australian arm, based in Sydney.

Oliver Duff
editor, i

Oliver Duff is the Editor-in-Chief of the i paper and inews.co.uk – named Newspaper of the Year and National News Website of the Year in 2020. i offers its growing readership a quick, quality briefing on current affairs. The UK’s youngest national newspaper editor, Oliver was appointed in 2013 and has since launched the popular iweekend print edition, the website and app. In 2020 i was named the most trusted UK national newsbrand in research by industry auditor PAMCo.

Oliver previously worked at The Independent for a decade, where he was Executive Editor, responsible for news and investigations. His first bylines were published in the Leighton Buzzard Observer.

Danny Groom
acting global editor, MailOnline

Danny joined the Daily Mail in 1998 where he was Associate News Editor for 5 years. He moved across to The Observer after being appointed Deputy News Editor, before going on to become Head of News at The Independent where he was also Assistant Editor. 2008 saw him return to dmg media as UK Editor of MailOnline. He was instrumental in the launch of MailOnline’s US operation, DailyMail.com, in 2010, taking on the role of US Editor for 3 years in New York. He returned to resume his role as UK Editor of MailOnline in 2013. In February 2022, Danny was appointed Acting Global Editor of MailOnline.

Deborah Arthurs
editor, metro.co.uk

Deborah originally joined the Daily Mail on the Femail desk in 2001. In 2003, she was made part of the launch team for the paper’s Lifestyle section, going on to work as writer and Commissioning Editor for the section. In 2006, Deborah joined the launch team of Associated Newspaper title, London Lite and she went on to edit a number of features sections within the paper. In 2008, she was appointed Femail Editor for MailOnline, during which time the team expanded into New York and Australia and also launched the e-commerce tool, Fashion Finder. She was subsequently appointed Editor of Metro.co.uk in 2014.

Simon Lambert
editor, Thisismoney.co.uk

Simon Lambert joined This is Money in 2005 as a reporter and soon after helped guide readers through the financial crisis and the remarkable years that have followed. He became Assistant Editor in 2008, and was appointed Editor in 2012. His team works to bring readers the best money news, advice, tips and expert views – helping people understand the financial news and to save and make money.

Barclay Crawford
editor, Daily Mail Australia

Barclay was instrumental in the launch of Daily Mail Australia as News Editor. He came to dmg media from The Sunday Telegraph, where he started as a political reporter in 2010, becoming News Editor in 2013. Prior to this he worked at the South China Morning Post and The Australian. He was appointed Editor of Daily Mail Australia in 2017.

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