Former BBC tech boss in at M2A Media as non-exec director

Matthew Postgate

Cloud-based live video solutions provider M2A Media has announced the appointment of former BBC chief technology and product officer Matthew Postgate as a non-executive director.

At the BBC, Postgate oversaw the pubcaster’s technology and systems including BBC iPlayer, apps and websites for BBC News, Sport and Children’s. He also led the BBC’s Research & Development team. Postgate also previously served as controller, Research & Development at the BBC, and worked as a telecommunication consultant

M2A Media said that Postgate’s appointment will help it to “provide independent insight and help shape the company’s strategic direction.”

The exec joins a board of directors which includes: CEO and co-founder, Marcus Box; co-founder and non-executive director, Marina Kalkanis; CCO, Matt Hughes; CTO, David Holroyd; CFO, Sam Hewitt; CDO, Leon Box; non-executive director and chair, Leslie Hurst; and non-executive director, Chris Ross.

Marcus Box, co-founder and CEO, M2A Media said: “Matthew brings exceptional leadership experience to the M2A board of directors.  Having driven product innovation for the BBC he will provide invaluable strategic insight and independent oversight.  We are delighted to welcome him to M2A at such an exciting time in the company’s growth.”   

Postgate added: “In a very short space of time, Marina, Marcus and the team at M2A Media have achieved a great deal; developing market-leading products that are supporting innovation for a who’s who of brands in the broadcast space. It is an honour to be joining the M2A board of directors and I look forward to supporting their ambitions further.”

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