James Tye

Group CEO

Tye became the Chief Executive of Dennis in 2006 and in that time has transformed the company from its traditional print publishing roots to one of the most dynamic media companies in the UK.

Tye became Group Chief Executive in 2018, following the acquisition of the business by Exponent Private Equity. Tye is focused on identifying areas of growth and providing the framework to invest, scale and build long term value across the business areas.

His vision for Dennis is to be the boldest, most dynamic and diverse Dennis we have ever seen. With this singular focus, Tye is committed to growing  a global media business, dedicated to creating multi-award winning brands today, to inspire, inform and entertain the audiences of tomorrow.

Dennis is one of the most dynamic media companies operating in the UK and the US, with a group turnover of over £216m. The company’s portfolio of 42 brands operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Finance,  Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle, reaching over 50 million unique users, with over 1.5 million subscribers and selling over 2.5 million magazines every month.

Under Tye’s leadership, Dennis has been nominated for over 70 awards in the last year alone, and is the holder of the PPA Digital Publishing Company of the Year 2016, AOP Digital Publishing Company of the Year for 2015, 2016 & 2018, and the British Media Awards Media Company of the Year 2018 titles.

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