Mary Basterfield

Job title

Non executive director


Mary was appointed as non-executive director in December 2016.  She was appointed as vice chair and senior independent director in September 2018.

Mary is chief financial officer for UKTV, which is the biggest multichannel broadcaster in the UK, reaching over 40 million viewers every month through brands including UKTV Play, Dave, Yesterday and Gold. She is a qualified accountant and her experience spans e-commerce, media, strategy and financial management of businesses undergoing rapid change.  Previously, she was chief financial officer UK and Ireland, at global media, digital marketing and communications group Dentsu Aegis Network, and chief financial officer for at Expedia Group Inc. Mary is also currently a trustee of both the National Cancer Research Institute and Students' Union UCL. She has previously served as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee for Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Mary chairs the audit committee and is a member of the clinical standards and innovation committee and the remuneration committee.