George Kidd: (Chief Commissioner)
George Kidd was formerly Chief Executive of Phonepay Plus (previously ICSTIS), the national regulatory body responsible for the phone-pay phone content market. Prior to that George was a director in the Cabinet Office responsible for regulatory policy and practices, equality issues and work in the Economic and Domestic Secretariat. He was British Consul in Chicago for five years and his earlier career was with the DTI on international trade matters and with NEI Rolls Royce on secondment. George also serves on the Council for Licensed Conveyancing and the UK Public Affairs Council.
Martyn Percy: (independent member)
Martyn is Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course. He is also Honorary Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London and Canon Theologian for Sheffield Cathedral. After a career in publishing, Martyn trained for ordination at Durham. He has served as a Director and Council members of the Advertising Standards Authority and is currently a member of the Independent Complaints Panel for the Portman Group, the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry.
Michelle Peters: (independent member)
Michelle previously worked as a solicitor at Clifford Chance LLP where she specialised in advertising and marketing law and intellectual property litigation. Michelle is currently a business consultant in the franchising and business growth sector. She is also a Tribunal Chairman for PhonepayPlus (the premium rate service regulator) and an Ombudsman with the Financial Ombudsman Service.
David Coupe: (industry member)
David Coupe has had a twenty-five year career at global information services company Experian. He joined in 1983 as an Account Manager and became Managing Director for the UK in 1995 and Managing Director of International Marketing Services in 2002. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing and a former Chairman of the DMA from 2003 to 2005.
Danny Meadows-Klue: (industry member)
Danny Meadows-Klue is one of Europe’s pioneers in online media and marketing. He is best known for helping to launch the Interactive Advertising Bureau in the UK, and then across Europe where he was re-elected as President four times. In the mid 90s he ran the UK’s first online newspaper www.Telegraph.co.uk and helped with the launch of hundreds of websites and dozens of digital media industry initiatives, as well as co-producing BBC Television’s first internet packages. As a digital marketing coach he has helped thousands of companies around the world with their digital strategies, and helped launch digital trade associations from Mexico to New Zealand. Danny has advised several government departments and lectures at many universities and business schools, as well as through the www.DigitalTrainingAcademy.com. He is Chief Executive of the Digital Strategy Consulting group and for a decade he chaired the Institute of Direct Marketing’s digital exams and has been a chair or active participant on many of their councils.