CEO, MetFilm Group
Chris Maples is the former Chief Revenue officer at Bigballs Films, where he was responsible for driving the global commercial success of the business.
Chris was until recently VP, Europe at Spotify, where he was lead the European Ad business and was heavily involved in Marketing, PR, Business development and market launches. During Chris’s time at Spotify grew from 6 to 78 markets, and won several industry recognised awards. Prior to Spotify, Chris was Commercial Director of Microsoft’s UK Ad business where he ran a team of 230 people, responsible for $180m of revenue across all digital products. Chris has run high performing teams across all aspects of the media and advertising market, including Bauer, Channel 4 and Flextech Television. In 2012 Chris was awarded ‘Greatest individual contribution to new media’ at the NMA awards. Chris is 44, married with 3 Children. Chris is 6’8″ tall, and is generally considered to be the tallest man in the UK ad industry!
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
Historian & Broadcaster, BBC
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
Journalist & Life Peer
Professor of Physics, Imperial College London
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government