Briefing Media is a leading media and information business covering the global agribusiness sector – the world’s biggest employer.

About us

Briefing Media supports an international community of agribusiness professionals, operating across multiple sectors of the value chain, to learn, improve yields, purchase more effectively and build better businesses.

Briefing Media’s trusted brands deliver premium news; analysis; data; pricing; insight and market intelligence.

Over 500,000 international agribusiness professionals rely on our information services to help make business decisions worth hundreds of billions of dollars across the entire agribusiness value chain.

Relentlessly user-centric in our approach

Briefing Media provides valuable market information across a range of magazines; trading platforms; data portals; pricing services; conferences; exhibitions and awards.

We are relentlessly user-centric in our approach and platform-neutral in our means of delivery.

Independence, integrity and trust

Our brands deliver enviably loyal, engaged and growing international audiences right across the agribusiness supply chain.

Our business strength is ultimately dependent on the relationship, engagement and trust that our brands have with our end-user communities.

Better-informed business decisions

Briefing Media’s mission is to support all market participants – be they agronomists, precision farmers, agrochemical companies, supermarkets, commodity traders or animal nutrition specialists – and help them apply cross-sector insights to make better-informed business decisions.

The depth and quality of our relationships also allows us to creatively work with trusted partners in the supply chain to help them introduce their products and services to our global audiences.

The Executive Team

  1. Neil Thackray

    Neil Thackray

    Co-founder & CEO

  2. Neil co-founded Briefing Media in 2010. He is a seasoned media executive with over 20 years senior management experience in companies large and small.

    Neil began his career with Reed Business Information before moving to United Business Media. He was appointed CEO of Standard Media Europe in 2000 and went on to fill further CEO positions at both Quantum and Nexus Business Media.

    Neil has extensive experience in growing information businesses – both organically and via acquisition. He has worked for private, listed and private equity backed companies.

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  3. Rory Brown

    Rory Brown

    Co-founder & CMO

  4. Rory co-founded Briefing Media in 2010. Prior to that, Rory spent over 20 years in senior positions across a wide range of premium international business intelligence companies.

    Rory began his career in marketing at commodities and financial information specialist Metal Bulletin before joining Emap to help develop a digital subscription proposition for one of their leading information brands in the Middle East.

    After marketing director positions at the Risk Waters Group and Incisive Media, Rory took on a divisional managing director role running a group of acquired businesses based in New York and London.

    Rory’s marketing background ensures a deep focus on the needs of end-user communities to deliver products which help those communities operate more effectively.

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  5. Rupert Levy

    Rupert Levy

    CFO

  6. Rupert joined the team in 2012 at the time of the acquisition of brands from UBM.

    He began his career at KPMG before joining Miller Freeman as finance director in 1998.

    Rupert went on to hold senior financial director positions at WMRC, SEM Group, Haymarket exhibitions and Dods.

    Alongside his financial responsibility Rupert has a specific remit to oversee the the company’s exhibition portfolio. In addition to his role at Briefing Media Rupert is a trustee at vInspired and WIZO UK.

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  7. Gehan Talwatte

    Gehan Talwatte

    Non-Executive Chairman

  8. Gehan started his career at Dun & Bradstreet in the USA. He co-founded a software start-up in India (Cognisant Technology Solutions), set up a workflow and credit automation business (eccelerate.com, sold to AIG) and was co-founder and CEO of Hoover's Online Europe (sold to D&B in 2005).

    Most recently Gehan was CEO of Ascend Worldwide, a leading aviation information business backed by LDC and sold to Reed Business Information in 2011.

    In addition to his role at Briefing Media Gehan is the executive chairman of Ishka, an aviation finance business and a lead director of Smart Analyst, which helps the global bio-pharma industry optimise investment in their research pipeline.

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Neil co-founded Briefing Media in 2010. He is a seasoned media executive with over 20 years senior management experience in companies large and small.

Neil began his career with Reed Business Information before moving to United Business Media. He was appointed CEO of Standard Media Europe in 2000 and went on to fill further CEO positions at both Quantum and Nexus Business Media.

Neil has extensive experience in growing information businesses – both organically and via acquisition. He has worked for private, listed and private equity backed companies.

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Rory co-founded Briefing Media in 2010. Prior to that, Rory spent over 20 years in senior positions across a wide range of premium international business intelligence companies.

Rory began his career in marketing at commodities and financial information specialist Metal Bulletin before joining Emap to help develop a digital subscription proposition for one of their leading information brands in the Middle East.

After marketing director positions at the Risk Waters Group and Incisive Media, Rory took on a divisional managing director role running a group of acquired businesses based in New York and London.

Rory’s marketing background ensures a deep focus on the needs of end-user communities to deliver products which help those communities operate more effectively.

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Rupert joined the team in 2012 at the time of the acquisition of brands from UBM.

He began his career at KPMG before joining Miller Freeman as finance director in 1998.

Rupert went on to hold senior financial director positions at WMRC, SEM Group, Haymarket exhibitions and Dods.

Alongside his financial responsibility Rupert has a specific remit to oversee the the company’s exhibition portfolio. In addition to his role at Briefing Media Rupert is a trustee at vInspired and WIZO UK.

CONNECT

Gehan started his career at Dun & Bradstreet in the USA. He co-founded a software start-up in India (Cognisant Technology Solutions), set up a workflow and credit automation business (eccelerate.com, sold to AIG) and was co-founder and CEO of Hoover's Online Europe (sold to D&B in 2005).

Most recently Gehan was CEO of Ascend Worldwide, a leading aviation information business backed by LDC and sold to Reed Business Information in 2011.

In addition to his role at Briefing Media Gehan is the executive chairman of Ishka, an aviation finance business and a lead director of Smart Analyst, which helps the global bio-pharma industry optimise investment in their research pipeline.

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OUR BRANDS
Arable Farming
Agrimoney
British Farming Awards
Croptec
Dairy Farmer
Farmers Guardian
Feedinfo
FlexNews
Insightful Communications
LAMMA
LammaXchange
CONTACT US
London

+44 (0) 20 7202 0915
info@briefingmedia.com

Preston

+44 (0) 1772 799 500
fgsupport@farmersguardian.com

Toulouse

+33 561 00 1340
fns@feedinfo.com