Neil Mendoza started working life as a banker at JP Morgan in New York before moving to film finance. He co-founded the pioneering publishing agency, Forward, later sold to WPP. He has spent much of his career as an entrepreneur in a number of industry sectors including film, design, marketing and software. He is Chairman of Victoria Private Investment Office, an investment advisory firm. He is a publishing consultant to Patek Philippe.
Neil recently joined the board of Meira GTx, a new gene therapeutics company in New York. He is also Chairman of The Landmark Trust, a Commissioner at Historic England, Chairman of Children and the Arts and Vice-Chairman of Soho Theatre.
Our non-executive directors are senior figures from outside the department who bring a diverse mix of expertise and skills from across the public and private sector. They all:
- give guidance and advice to DCMS leaders and ministers
- support and challenge management on the department’s strategic direction
- provide support in monitoring and reviewing progress