Guardian Media Group today announces that Trei Brundrett will join its board as a non-executive director in July.
Trei has held a range of key leadership roles at Vox Media over the past 15 years, most recently as chief operating officer before stepping down from day to day responsibilities in 2022. He was instrumental in growing the company from a collection of sports blogs to a fast-growing digital media organisation with a portfolio of brands and a large audience across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print. His leadership responsibilities at Vox Media included strategy, product and engineering, and technology.
Trei now provides mentoring, consultancy and advice to non-profits, and invests in and advises early stage media and technology companies and local journalism projects. He also holds board positions at The Texas Tribune, McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas, Montclair Local, and Open News.
In 2023 chief executive Anna Bateson and editor-in-chief Katharine Viner set out a new three-year strategy to build the Guardian’s position as one of the world’s leading quality news publishers — becoming more global, more digital, with more paying supporters and producing more world-class journalism, with a series of investments in Guardian US.
Charles Gurassa, chair of GMG, said:
“The Guardian has become a major player in the US news landscape and we have ambitious plans to continue that growth. I’m delighted that Trei is joining the GMG board bringing us a wealth of experience in digital media, and impressive knowledge of the US media market at a national and local level.”
Trei Brundrett, said:
“I’m excited to join Guardian Media Group and become part of a global media organisation I’ve long admired. I’m passionate about product, culture and journalism – three things the Guardian blends so well – and I look forward to working with Charles and the board to advise GMG and help contribute towards its future.”
Guardian Media Group is wholly owned by The Scott Trust Limited, which exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity.
The current GMG board members are: Charles Gurassa (chair), Anna Bateson, Katharine Viner, Keith Underwood, Emily Bell, Ete Davies, Stephen Godsell, Yasmin Jetha, Baroness Gail Rebuck, René Rechtman, Mary Ann Sieghart and Coram Williams.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Debbie Klein will also join the GMG board in September.
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