Mr. Simon Duffy was Executive Chairman of Tradus PLC (formerly QXL Ricardo PLC) from 2007 until 2008. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice Chairman of ntl:Telewest Inc. (now Virgin Media Group) having previously been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of ntl Inc., the major component of VMG. Prior to ntl, Mr. Duffy was Chief Financial Officer of Orange SA and before that Chief Executive Officer of Denmark-based wireless data company End2End AS. He joined End2End from Internet service provider WorldOnline International BV, where he was Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman. Previously he had spent eight years at EMI Group PLC, where he was Group Finance Director and Deputy Chairman, and six years at Guinness PLC, including three years as Operations Director of United Distillers.
Currently, Mr. Duffy serves as non-executive Chairman of Cell C (Pty) Limited and Cadogan Petroleum PLC. He is also a non-executive director of Oger Telecom Ltd, Modern Times Group AB and mBlox Inc. Previous non-executive directorships include Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, GWR Group PLC, Thames Television PLC, HMV Media Group PLC, Gartmore PLC, Berisford PLC, Cantab Pharmaceuticals PLC (Chairman), Amteus PLC, Tiscali S.p.A., iMedia Holdings Ltd (Chairman) and the Intellectual Property Institute. He also sits on the advisory board of the British-American Project and on the corporate development board of the NSPCC. Mr. Duffy holds a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a Harkness Fellow.