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A highly experienced lobbyist and consultant with over 30 years experience of Media and Advertising issues – with leading edge insights in media and communications - business, legal, technological and social - across the European Union and within Britain. Since 1991 Angela Mills Wade has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers' Council (EPC), a high level lobby group of Chairmen and Chief Executives of 26 major European media corporations whose business interests include newspapers, magazines, journals, books, database, internet and mobile publishing as well as in many cases television and radio broadcasting.
Relevant to the Community of Practice, Angela is also a Director of Europe Analytica and a Non-Executive Director of EurActiv plc. She has also been instrumental in setting up the Linked Content Coalition, a Europe-wide project designed to encourage the media and creative industries to work with existing standards organisations to create interoperability and commonality in online rights management. In her earlier career, Angela worked for Schlumberger, Total Oil and Davum Steel. She then served as the Head of European Affairs and Special Issues at the UK Advertising Association (1989-1991), European Executive for the ITV Companies' Association (1983-1987) and also at the Retail Consortium (1980-1983). She represented these bodies on the Boards of their counter-part European level associations.