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Neil Bradford joins Argus Media board

London, 30 May 2013

Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has appointed Neil Bradford to its board of directors.

Neil joined Argus as chief operating officer in 2010 and is responsible for global operations. He also leads Argus’ technology development strategy and is responsible for acquisitions.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Neil to our board of directors," Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said. "Since he joined Argus three years ago, Neil has made a significant contribution to the business, helping Argus to double in size. Neil has been instrumental in growing our portfolio of services, including our entrance through acquisitions into the petrochemicals and fertilizer sectors and in the expansion of our consulting arm. We look forward to him taking an even more critical role in developing the Argus business globally.”

Neil Bradford said “I am delighted to be joining the Argus board. I enjoy working in such a dynamic, fast-growing company and I am looking forward to making a bigger contribution to strategic decision making. The energy and commodity business offers many exciting challenges and Argus is well positioned to take advantage of these.”

Neil started his career at management consultants McKinsey, and then co-founded Fletcher Research, a technology information firm, which he sold to Forrester Research in 1999. He subsequently became president, Americas for Forrester Research in Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently, he was chief executive of WGSN, a global information business for the fashion and style industries owned by EMAP. Neil was educated at Oxford University where he took his BA and MA degrees in geography. He is married with three children and lives in Notting Hill, London.

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About Argus Media

Argus is an independent media organisation with nearly 500 full-time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal energy centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.

More than half of Argus’ staff are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and an Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies also use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus has 19 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centres of the energy and commodity industry. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company.