UK advertising platform The Ozone Project has hired Dora Michail-Clendinnen for the newly-created post of Chief Strategy Officer. Reporting directly to CEO Damon Reeve, Michail-Clendinnen will also fulfil the role of Company Secretary for the publisher alliance.
Prior to this appointment, Michail-Clendinnen was advising Ozone on its strategic direction, drawing on her experience from her time as Managing Director, Digital at The Telegraph, one of Ozone’s founder publishers. Prior to joining The Telegraph, Dora held senior roles at Yahoo, most recently as Senior Director for Audience & Programmatic Solutions across EMEA.
She is incredibly well respected across the industry and has been the most nominated individual in our My Digital Hero series, picked by Zenith’s Christina Green, Steph Miller at Adnami, Cadi Jones at Beeswax, and George Odysseos.
In her new role, Michail-Clendinnen will be responsible for developing Ozone’s strategic priorities, deepening Ozone’s relationships with key stakeholders and raising standards of governance as the business continues to grow. She is also a mentor for both MEFA (Media For All) – the network set up to help Black, Asian and other ethnic talent thrive – and Outvertising, the LGBT+ advertising and marketing advocacy group.
Damon Reeve, CEO, The Ozone Project, said of the appointment: “We are thrilled to welcome Dora into our senior leadership team as we accelerate Ozone’s growth throughout 2021. Dora’s knowledge, experience and industry relationships will be invaluable in the further scaling of our proposition, through new product capabilities and routes to market. As a consultant, Dora has already made a demonstrable impact to our business, so we’re delighted to welcome her properly into the Ozone family.”
Michail-Clendinnen commented: “Having played a part in the creation and early development of Ozone whilst at The Telegraph, I am very excited to be joining a business that is so clearly focused on creating a fairer and more effective digital ecosystem. Ozone has a clear roadmap for future growth, one that truly benefits both advertisers and publishers, and I can’t wait to join the brilliant team on this incredible journey.”
Formed by Guardian News & Media, News UK, The Telegraph and Reach PLC, The Ozone Project provides access to a monthly audience of over 45.3m engaged readers, according to recent ComScore research.