Lisa MacLeod

Principal and Head of EMEA Engagements, FT Strategies, UK

Lisa MacLeod is an engagement manager and publishing expert for the Financial Times’s boutique subscriptions consultancy, FT Strategies. Her recent projects include a 9-month subscription programme with 8 European publishers, and a digital revenue launch project.

Lisa also partners with Women in News as a trainer, consultant and advisor on digital transformation in newsrooms across the globe. She led digital transformation at two of Africa’s largest media companies and was Head of Digital at Tiso Blackstar (now Arena Holdings) in South Africa, and general manager for digital at Naspers’s

Lisa has more than 25 years experience in print to digital convergence and transition programmes, most notably working for 12 years at the Financial Times in London where she headed up newsroom operations, was Head of Operations for, an Assistant Editor and Managing Editor.

She was Vice-President of the World Association of News Publishers and is now on the Supervisory Board and the Nominating Committee, is a long-standing board member of the World Editors Forum, and Leader-in-Residence at the University  of Lancashire, and a mentor on the Journalism Innovation and Leadership Programme.