A well-respected executive with significant media industry experience, Hughes brings a proven track record of transforming businesses and a deep understanding of NEP’s clients, how audiences consume media, and how media businesses operate. He comes to the NEP team most recently from FOX Networks’ Digital Consumer Group where he was President & COO. During his time at FOX, he led the complete re-development and modernization of digital streaming capabilities across all networks within 21st Century FOX. He also developed the company’s first end-to-end commercial platform for direct to consumer (D2C) services across several FOX networks.
Prior to his role at FOX, Hughes was CEO of Omnifone, a B2B operator of music services in over 35 countries, where he helped transform the music industry from a transaction-based business to a subscription model. Under Hughes’ leadership, Omnifone became the industry leader and one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.