Birger Magnus is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and is a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also Chairman of Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He is also the Chairman of high growth companies in the digital arena including the start-ups Kolonial.no AS, Xeneta AS And Spond AS.
As Chairman and Non-Executive Director in sectors such as energy, insurance, shipping and airlines, Birger has been leading digital transformation programmes in established industries and has hands on experience with digital start up and growth companies.
He served as the Chairman of Storebrand ASA, Chairman of Hafslund ASA, Chairman of Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA, Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aschehoug AS publishing house and a board member of Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) AB amongst other roles.
He was Deputy CEO of the media group Schibsted ASA and during the 13 years he spent with Schibsted in different leadership roles he worked extensively on the digital transformation issues that brought Schibsted to the very front of digital media business models.
Before joining Schibsted he was the managing partner of McKinsey Norway.
Sir John Parker has been Chairman of Pennon Group plc and South West Water Ltd, Chairman of National Grid plc, Anglo American plc, Mondi, BVT Joint Venture, RMC Group plc and P&O plc. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both Harland & Wolff and Babcock International. He is currently the Chairman of construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke.