Jeremy started his career as a management trainee with the ATV Group before becoming a public relations consultant specialising in government and international media relations. While working in the middle east he started a radio production and syndication company then joined Capital Radio in 1979 as a producer, eventually becoming its Managing Director. During this time he played a key role in the flotation of the company and building it, by both acquisition and new licences, into a multi-station broadcasting group. In 1992, he was invited to join the board of Carlton Television as General Manager to launch the channel when it won the commercial television licence for London. He went on to serve as a non executive director on numerous boards in the UK, USA and Asia where he specialised in turnarounds and restructuring. He was on the board of advisors of Authentium Inc, a US-based internet security software company and a founding partner in a successful international hotel and corporate art supplier.