Alex Mahon
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Alex Mahon

Alex Mahon
BornOctober 1973 (age 47)
EducationSt Margaret's School, Edinburgh
Alma materImperial College London
TitleChief Executive, Channel 4
TermOctober 2017 - present
PredecessorDavid Abraham
Richard Barker

Alexandra Rose Mahon (born October 1973) is a British businesswoman. She has been the chief executive of Channel 4 since October 2017, succeeding David Abraham as the first female CEO of a major UK broadcaster.[1][2][3]

Early life

Alexandra Rose Mahon was born in October 1973[4] in London.[1] Aged five, she moved to Edinburgh, and grew up there with her mother and stepfather.[5] She was educated at St Margaret's School, Edinburgh.[5]

She has a PhD in medical physics from Imperial College London.[5][6]


In 2005, when working for Talkback Thames, Management Today included Mahon in their top 35 women under 35 in the business world.[7]

Mahon was CEO of the production company Shine Group, owned by 21st Century Fox, and then CEO of the visual effects software company Foundry.[2][6]

She has worked with the UK's Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as a member of their advisory panel on the BBC's future direction.[2]

Mahon's appointment as CEO of Channel 4 was announced in June 2017 and became effective in October 2017.[1]

Personal life

Mahon is married to Richard Barker, who works in renewable energy, and they have four children.[8] They live in Paddington, London.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Mark Sweney (1 January 1970). "Channel 4 confirms Alex Mahon as chief executive | Media". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Alex Mahon named as new Channel 4 chief executive". BBC News. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Discover our Board". Channel 4. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Alexandra Rose MAHON - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Kristy Dorsey Email (10 October 2016). "Monday interview: Alex Mahon, chief executive of The Foundry". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b Christopher Williams, Chief Business Correspondent (5 June 2017). "Channel 4 appoints Foundry boss Alex Mahon as chief executive". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "The faces of the future | Business". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Alex Mahon (7 July 2016). "Secrets of my success: Alex Mahon, chief executive, The Foundry | London Evening Standard". Retrieved 2017.
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Preceded by
David Abraham
Chief Executive
of Channel 4

Succeeded by

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