Ivan Patrick Dunleavy has been operating in the media industry for more than 35 years, including 17 years as CEO of Pinewood Group plc, Europe’s largest provider of stage and studio space, including Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios. This followed the purchase of Pinewood Studios from Rank in 2000 by a management team led by Lord Michael Grade and Ivan Dunleavy for £62m. As CEO of Pinewood, he led the growth of the business in the UK and internationally, and oversaw its sale in late 2016 for £323m. Prior to Pinewood, he was CEO of VCI plc, an audio-visual and audio publishing group. Other roles have included being on the Board of Creative Skillset (the sector skills council for the UK creative industries) and a member of the British Screen Advisory Council. Ivan Dunleavy is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Milk VFX Ltd, an award-winning visual effects company, and has a number of other interests in the film and television production sector.
Michael started his career in 1976 in the food industry working for his family’s business, Creamery Fare. In 1988, after jointly orchestrating the sale of his family’s business to the publicly listed Hazlewood Foods PLC, he joined the music industry. He worked on the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s largest recording project as the executive producer for over 140 classical albums recorded at CTS studios in London.
In 1995 Michael co-founded Air Music & Media Group PLC (now MBL Plc), which was admitted to trading on the OFEX market (the former name of PLUS) in 2000 and subsequently moved to AIM in 2001. Recognising the emerging digital market in 2005, Michael founded the Company.
Michael oversees the Company’s acquisition programme having introduced an acquisition policy for nostalgic audio/visual content and has made over 80 acquisitions to date of small music and TV content catalogues. Michael is a serving Justice of the Peace for the West London Local Justice Area.
Philip joined One Media in 2007 and is responsible for all technical and operational developments within the group. He heads up the Research & Development team, which includes the new SAAS platform TCAT (Technical Copyright Analysis Tool) Prior to joining One Media Philip spent 10 years as head of information technology at Air Music & Media PLC.
Lord Michael Ian Grade of Yarmouth has a distinguished career as a television executive and businessman. His experience in broadcasting has encompassed leading roles at London Weekend Television, Channel 4, the BBC and ITV. Lord Grade was Chairman of Pinewood Group plc for 16 years until 2016. Other roles include being Non-Executive Chairman of media content businesses Infinity Creative Media Ltd and Gate Ventures plc. He is also, inter alia, a trustee of the Science Museum and Chairs the National Media Museum. In January 2011 he became a Conservative Party life peer, Baron Grade of Yarmouth.
Scott is the co-founder of the digital distribution company The Orchard which is a major digital distributor. As a well-recognised public speaker and lecturer, Scott travels the world promoting new business models for the digital age. He is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University and sits on the British Phonographic Industry Council.
Company Secretary OMIP PLC & Financial Director One Media iP Ltd
Steve began his career with Barclays Bank plc, where he gained an extensive knowledge of the banking environment, both personal and corporate followed by a move to Dixons Group plc, working in the Finance department.
His career then took him to Share plc, an independent retail stockbroker, and to the position of Chief Accountant. After 8 years with Share plc he took a position as the company accountant for Kings Oak Homes Ltd (a subsidiary of Barratt Developments plc) responsible for group reporting.
In 2007 he joined e-Financial Management Ltd, managing a portfolio of clients providing outsourced finance solutions and expertise to SME’s, before starting his own company in 2012 and now provides strategic and financial support to a diverse set of clients in the manufacturing, property, retail, media and education sectors.
An Accountant with over 20 years experience in the finance industry, both managing the finance function for a wide range of companies and being part of the senior management team. He has a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
After graduating from the London College of Music and Media with a degree in Photography & Media Arts (BA Hon), Alice started her career with media manufacturers, “The VDC Group”. Clients at that time included Michael Infante’s AIM Listed company “Air Music & Media Group PLC”. Alice’s following eighteen years experience expanded into management positions within sales and marketing. Her expertise in music, film, TV and theatrical releases, ranged from “The Queen’s Jubilee” album performed by the “Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” to John Waters “This Filthy World”, MTV’s “Dirty Sanchez” and Helena Bonham Carter’s “Conversations with Other Women”. Alice’s previous position before joining One Media was with Revelation Films; an independent Film & TV publisher. Alice has industry experience at all levels of both trade and city press relations.
In September 2017 Alice was elected as one of six designated Independent representatives on the BPI’s Council. The BPI is a trade body who champion the interests of more than 400 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies – Universal Music UK, Sony Music UK, and Warner Music UK. Together, BPI’s members account for 85% of all music sold in the United Kingdom.
Alice oversees the production and sales teams, licensing, broadcast and repertoire exploitation of the vast iP catalogue for the Group. She also looks after corporate communications.