Global Directories Appoints New President & CEO
Thursday, October 22, 2015: Global Directories Ltd., the leading directory publisher and digital media solutions company in the region, has announced two major changes to its leadership team.
Mark Macfee has been appointed to President for the Caribbean and Central America based company. Meanwhile, less than six months after joining the company as its Business Development Director, Ian Neita has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.
“The global media landscape is changing at a rapid pace,” said Randy French, Chairman of Global Directories. “In line with this, we have appointed a strong leadership team with a vast understanding of strategic planning and business transformation to address the needs of our customers in the new digital environment that is also rapidly evolving.”
French continues, “Mark has a proven ability to develop and lead the company’s strategic vision into unchartered territories thus capitalising on the opportunities that this diverse digital age provides.”
In response to his appointment, Macfee said, “I am honoured to lead the strategic vision for Global Directories, as we identify new frontiers geared towards improving the value we offer to our customers, consumer and colleagues.”
Mark Macfee joined Global Directories in 2009 as Executive Vice President and was later appointed to CEO and Board Director in 2014. He was instrumental in several new market acquisitions as well as the 2013 signing of the Google Adwords SMB Partnership Program.
Meanwhile, the mantle has been passed to Ian Neita who will champion the development of new products and services to better serve the new demands of businesses across all 16 markets. “These are exciting times for Global Directories and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities of leading the most dynamic transformation in the company’s history” expressed Neita.
The past Appliance Traders Limited General Manager served in several senior capacities and brings over 3 decades of leadership skills combined with a passion for customer and excellent track record for driving growth.
Both Macfee’s and Neita’s appointments take effect from October 21, 2015.
About Global Directories
Global Directories Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Media House Limited and has been on the forefront of telephone book publishing for over 50 years. Global Directories Limited publishes 16 print telephone directories in 15 countries for a combined circulation of 1.6 million copies, while its’ network of 15 online properties reaches over 2 million unique visitors with over 9 million searches annually.
Global Directories is also the most celebrated Google AdWords Partner in the Caribbean & Central America delivering digital products such as SEM, SEO, Display Advertising and Website Development.