Guardians of the Truth?
There can be no more hiding, and no more denying. Global heating is supercharging extreme weather at an astonishing speed. Guardian analysis recently revealed how human-caused climate breakdown is accelerating the toll of extreme weather across the planet. People across the world are losing their lives and livelihoods due to more deadly and more frequent heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts triggered by the climate crisis.
At the Guardian, we will not stop giving this life-altering issue the urgency and attention it demands. We have a huge global team of climate writers around the world and have recently appointed an extreme weather correspondent.
Our editorial independence means we are free to write and publish journalism which prioritises the crisis. We can highlight the climate policy successes and failings of those who lead us in these challenging times. We have no shareholders and no billionaire owner, just the determination and passion to deliver high-impact global reporting, free from commercial or political influence.
Charles Gurassa, chair
Charles has previously held board appointments in a number of industries, including with Virgin Mobile, LoveFilm, easyJet and the National Trust.
Anna Bateson, Chief executive
Prior to the Guardian, Anna worked at a number of tech and media organisations, including YouTube, Google, ITV, MTV and Bloomberg
Katharine Viner is editor-in-chief
She joined the Guardian as a writer in 1997. She was appointed deputy editor of the Guardian in 2008.
Keith Underwood, CFO
Keith joined GMG in June 2020 as chief financial and operating officer
Keith is now a Board member of the Digital Catapult (the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre), having previously served as Chairman of Freeview and a Board director of Digital UK and YouView.
Emily Bell, Editor-in-chief across Guardian websites
Emily is a member of Columbia Journalism Review’s board of overseers, an adviser to Tamedia Group in Switzerland, chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on social media, and a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board.
Jennifer Duvalier, Chair of the remuneration committee
Her earlier career was in management consultancy and Banking
Stephen Godsell, General counsel and company secretary
Stephen is a board director and trustee of The Economist Educational Foundation
Yasmin Jetha, Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland
Baroness Gail Rebuck
CEO of Random House for 22 years
René Rechtman, Digital content and advertising
CEO of Moonbug Entertainment
Mary Ann Sieghart, Journalist and Broadcaster
Employee at THE SCOTT TRUST LIMITED
Previously he was CFO of education company Pearson Plc, Penguin Random House