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The Ozone Project appoints Martin Harriman

The Ozone Project, the publisher-owned advertising platform, has appointed Martin Harriman as its first-ever Chair in a move that the organisation says will further boost its strategic direction and commercial success.

The Ozone Project appoints Martin Harriman
Martin Harriman: “I am thrilled to be joining a company that is turbocharging the digital economy.”

In joining Ozone, Harriman brings a huge wealth of executive leadership from the cutting edge of technology and telecommunications and has extensive experience in chairing high growth, early stage businesses, says The Ozone Project.

Most recently he was Non-Executive Chair for WaveOptics Ltd, the Augmented Reality company that was sold to Snap Inc. for over $500 million last week. Harriman is also Non-Executive Chair for Cambridge Communications Ltd, the Softbank backed radio technology company and a Non-Executive Director of Community Fibre Ltd, London’s largest fibre-to-the-home broadband company.

In addition, Harriman has previously held a number of digital leadership positions including that of CEO for Telefonica Digital UK, where he was also a board member for O2 UK. During his tenure in this role, Martin was a founding director and rotating Chair of Weve, the advertising joint venture formed by O2, EE and Vodafone.

This appointment reinforces the board’s commitment to Ozone’s future as a results-driven platform.

David Dinsmore

Speaking on behalf of The Ozone Project’s board of shareholders – incorporating News UK, Telegraph Media Group, Guardian News & Media and Reach Plc – David Dinsmore, Chief Operating Officer at News UK said, “We are delighted to announce Martin’s appointment as Ozone’s first Chair as he brings the perfect blend of leadership, board governance and strategic direction required for the next phase of the platform’s growth. Following the board’s additional and significant investment in Ozone in late 2020, and despite a still unpredictable outlook, we continue to see demand for our advertising offering accelerate.”

“This appointment reinforces the board’s commitment to Ozone’s future as a results-driven platform that allows advertisers to buy our highly engaged audiences at unrivalled scale, through a single point of contact, in the most trusted and best known media environments. We are all excited to be working with Martin, alongside Ozone’s CEO Damon Reeve and the team, to build a better future for digital advertising - one that ultimately allows premium publishers like ours to invest in quality journalism and maintain a vibrant media ecosystem for all.”

Martin Harriman, Chair of The Ozone Project said, “I am thrilled to be joining a company that is turbocharging the digital economy by driving long-term advertiser growth while also creating a more sustainable future for our publisher partners. With digital disruption making even relatively recent innovations obsolete, there’s never been a more important time to get it right. The laser-like focus Ozone has on harnessing consumer attention to drive great advertising results, builds upon the key foundations of scale, transparency, brand safety and trust that have already made the platform a huge success.”

“Moving forward, we will build on this success to pioneer new ways of delivering brand and business results that in turn create new revenue models for all of our stakeholders. I couldn’t be more proud to be joining the remarkable team at Ozone to help them do just that.”