Magnus is Director of Strategy, Policy and Regulation at ITV plc and sits on the ITV plc Management Board. Magnus has responsibility for ITV’s strategy, policy and regulatory teams, which includes overseeing ITV’s corporate strategy development and leading on interaction with UK and European regulators, government and parliamentary committees. Magnus is a non-executive director of a number of ITV subsidiaries and JVs and from 2019-22 was a non-Executive director of ITN the news and TV programme producer. From 2014-19 Magnus was Chairman of the Board of the Brussels based Association of Commercial Television in Europe which represents Europe’s commercial broadcasters to the EU institutions.
Prior to joining ITV he was Head of the BBC Director General’s Office for both Greg Dyke and Mark Thompson. He began his career as a lawyer specialising in regulatory and competition law at City of London law firm Ashursts, where he also trained.