Webit Speaker, President, EMEA & India at PR Newswire
Lisa Ashworth, Chief Executive Officer for PR Newswire across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Israel and India joined PR Newswire in July 2002. Ashworth is responsible for the strategic direction of the business, ensuring it meets forecast revenue, maintains a viable cost base and exceeds its profit targets. Since joining this division of the UBM group, Ashworth has completely re-engineered the operations taking it from a loss making business to one of profitability, managing a series of successful acquisitions.
In the three years to 2002, Ashworth re-modelled the global training business of Frost & Sullivan taking it from a $2m solely commodity based public training concern to a $12m dynamic in-company specialised development solutions provider.
During the 90s Ashworth worked for several companies in the Financial Times Group (Pearson Plc owned) managing pan global businesses, building and driving growth in international press monitoring and online information services.
In the 80s despite being a law graduate, Ashworth started her career in advertising and worked for many of London's top agencies. She progressed from graduate trainee right through to Account Director and personally handled some of the UK's top client brands during this period.