Jonathan Richards
Group Digital Strategy Director, Gulf News Media
Jonathan is from London, UK and started as a copywriter before going on to be an award-winning Creative Director, running the Digital and Creative teams for large agencies, including Redwood (Omnicom) and OgilvyOne Business (WPP). He has worked across every sector producing digital solutions, from websites and social media strategies to apps and complex platforms, for Nando’s, BBC North, BAE Systems, MI5 (and Security Intelligence Services), Virgin Media, M&S, Land Rover, Barclays, Mazda and Boots to name but a few.

At Gulf News Media Group Jonathan’s aim is to bring exciting, intuitive and informative digital experiences across all our audiences. His main philosophy is that the customer is the centre of the universe. Every digital interaction is about the human being at the end of it. For him, that experience should be simple and useful for customers and this must translate into a visible, positive effect on sales and advocacy.

In a few spare moments he is also spectacularly failing at learning how to play golf.