Covering all aspects of the company’s operations, the team works closely to ensure that Gorkana meets not only the demands of its customers, but provides a positive, innovative, working environment.

Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson
CEO (EMEA & India) Cision and PR Newswire
Jeremy Thompson is CEO of Cision & PR Newswire (EMEA & India, responsible for Cision’s business in twelve markets from London to Bangalore).

Formerly Managing Director of Durrants, Thompson led his team through three acquisitions to create Gorkana Group, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2014, when he sold the business to Cision. Thompson began his career in the information industry on the graduate scheme at the Thomson Corporation, followed by a stint at PR Newswire before getting into the media intelligence sector.

Thompson is also the immediate past Chairman of the industry trade association, AMEC (International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication), is on the Appeals Board of Bowel Cancer UK, and is a Non-Executive Director of Trint.
Myles Johnson
Myles Johnson
CFO, Cision EMEA and UK MD, Gorkana
Myles is Chief Financial Officer of Cision EMEA, responsible for leading Cision’s European business with the EMEA Managing Director.

As Managing Director of Cision UK, he is also responsible for running the UK business on a day-to-day basis. Myles was previously CFO of Gorkana Group, which Cision acquired in October 2014. He reports to Jeremy Thompson (Managing Director, Cision EMEA).

Myles joined Gorkana Group in 2013 from UBS Investment Bank where he was Managing Director in the Telecoms, Media & Technology practice. In his 13 years at UBS, Myles specialised in the European media sector, advising blue chip corporate and private clients on their growth and acquisition strategies. He led a wide range of transactions across the sector including acquisitions, disposals, IPO’s as well as debt and equity capital raising and refinancing.

Myles started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 5 years and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 1993 having read Economics & Accounting.
Ciara Jordan
Ciara Jordan
SVP, Global Operations
Ciara joined the organisation in 2008 and was instrumental in bringing Gorkana, Metrica and Durrants together to form the Gorkana Group. Ciara’s operational remit has been significantly increased following Cision's acquisition of the Gorkana Group in 2015.

Specifically, Ciara is responsible for overseeing both the data entry and research functions which ensure our information products are constantly up-to-date. Her remit also extends to our media analysis team, who produce valuable insights to organisations all over the world.

Additionally Ciara leads our monitoring operations team, this department works around the clock in order to keep customers updated on news and issues and underpinning all these department's activities she also manages Cision’s customer services team and all their associated processes.

Ciara has extensive operational experience right across the operational spectrum - from order management, customer service, production and business process engineering.

Prior to joining the company, Ciara had worked for the Dell Computer Corporation for over 14 years in a variety of roles and locations across the world.
Tom Ritchie
Tom Ritchie
Product Director, EMEA & India
Tom joined Cision in 2002 and spent eight years in various roles including leading the UKs Customer Services and Sales divisions & European Product Development organisation before becoming the Managing Director of the Cision UK business in 2012.

In 2014 Tom relocated from London to Chicago where he led the global product team, driving innovation and defining the product strategy as SVP of Product Management.

After the acquisition of Gorkana, Tom returned to the UK to focus on driving the European product road map and focus on evolving Cision's Analysis and Monitoring services and now sits on the European executive team reporting into Jeremy Thompson.

Tom’s international perspective combined with direct sales, services and marketing leadership experience and a deep understanding of Cision's market and products play an integral role in creating the ultimate technology to power our client's stories.
Lorna Mattis
Lorna Mattis
HR Director, Cision EMEA
Lorna is the HR Director, Cision EMEA, responsible for leading the HR strategy for Cision’s EMEA business.

She is ultimately focused on ensuring that our people have the skills and resources in place to achieve our strategic goals and works closely with the rest of the executive team to ensure that we maintain a great culture and an engaged workforce.

Lorna joined in April 2013 as Head of Human Resources at Gorkana Group, reporting to Jeremy Thompson (Managing Director, Cision EMEA). Prior to this, she held a number of strategic and operational HR roles across a variety of sectors including the Dentsu Aegis Network, Virgin Group, Burberry and Michael Page.

Lorna graduated in English Literature and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management. She is also a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).
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