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Investor in, and Chairman of, a number of technology and media businesses.

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Roger Parry is Chairman of several media/technology companies including: Oxford Metrics (software); YouGov (data analytics) and MSQ Partners (marketing communications).  He is one of the founders of Chrysalis Vision (TV drama) and is a non-executive director of Uber GB. (transport)

He was Chairman of Shakespeare’s Globe Trust ;  Future plc

(magazine publisher) ; Johnston Press plc (newspapers) and Mobile Streams plc (mobile content).

He was CEO of the international division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. from 1998 to 2006 and before that CEO of More Group plc. 

He has been a director of a number of media and advertising companies including: Aegis, Internet Indirect,  iTouch, Jazz fm, London Radio and WCRS. He was a founder director then Deputy Chairman of Clear Media in China. He began his career working for Saatchi & Saatchi, then was a journalist for the BBC, LBC and ITV and after that a consultant with McKinsey and Company.

He was educated at the universities of Oxford (Jesus College) M Litt. and Bristol BSc.  He is the author of six books and is a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University.


In 2014 he was awarded a CBE for services to media. 


He is married with one son and lives in London and Hampshire.

In addition to the books on this site 2006 he wrote the FT article:  "A 'Box' that will transform the media" which led to his book The Ascent of Media.

Download the PDF "A 'Box' that will transform the media" here or view the article on the FT website here


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