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Ellis Watson

Ellis Watson is the perfect keynote speaker - entertaining, great business message, and with the real experience to back up his content. Former CEO of Simon Cowell's Syco, MD of Mirror Group, and CEO of Celador - Ellis was responsible for global development, formats and commercial strategy at a time when the X-Factor and Got Talent franchises became a fixture in television schedules across the world.

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Ellis Watson Biography

Ellis Watson is an accomplished and witty conference and after dinner speaker.  He speaks on culture change and spreading inspiration and is suitable for a wide range of audiences.

Ellis Watson is Managing Director of Menzies Distribution. Prior to this he was managing Director of Mirror Newspapers, where he was responsible for five national and 240 regional titles.

He was previously MD at Celador International, in charge of commercial sales of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Under his wing the phenomenally successful show was licensed in more than 100 countries, with over 130 consumer products.

Ellis was originally Marketing Director for the Sun and News of the World, reporting directly to Rupert Murdoch. He helped reverse a decline in sales and launched a number of cutting edge initiatives, from brand extensions to Books for Schools. He also conceived CurrantBun.com, which...

Ellis Watson is an accomplished and witty conference and after dinner speaker.  He speaks on culture change and spreading inspiration and is suitable for a wide range of audiences.

Ellis Watson is Managing Director of Menzies Distribution. Prior to this he was managing Director of Mirror Newspapers, where he was responsible for five national and 240 regional titles.

He was previously MD at Celador International, in charge of commercial sales of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Under his wing the phenomenally successful show was licensed in more than 100 countries, with over 130 consumer products.

Ellis was originally Marketing Director for the Sun and News of the World, reporting directly to Rupert Murdoch. He helped reverse a decline in sales and launched a number of cutting edge initiatives, from brand extensions to Books for Schools. He also conceived CurrantBun.com, which quickly became the UK's fifth largest ISP.

Ellis Watson talks about how organisational cultures evolve as a result of the quality and diversity of the individuals employed. He is a captivating and hugely entertaining speaker, who also gives an insight into what it was like to work for the idiosyncratic Mr Murdoch.

In his after dinner speech, Ellis describes how the Colombian Minister of Information insisted on hosting ‘Millionaire’ himself - giving female contestants a helping hand!

Speaking Topics

  • Culture change
  • Spreading inspiration and passion throughout the organisation

For further information or to book Ellis Watson, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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