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Lisa MacLeod

Lisa MacLeod

Head of Digital, The Tiso Blackstar Group (former: Times Media Group), South Africa & Vice-President, WAN-IFRA

Lisa MacLeod is the digital head at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa’s largest English-language publisher and owner of eight newspapers, 15 websites, music, film and radio businesses across the continent.

MacLeod leads digital strategy and innovation, manages Tiso Blackstar’s online properties with 6-million unique browsers monthly on titles such as TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE and BusinessLIVE, along with implementing sustainable digital monetisation streams.

MacLeod’s previous stints include 12 years at the Financial Times in London, where she helped drive the print to digital integration. She served as Head of Operations for, widely thought to be the most successful paid website in the media industry, and FT Managing Editor, overseeing staffing, strategic planning and budgets for the FT globally.

She has been on the board of the World Editors Forum for years and has taught and spoken at numerous international conferences and training events for WAN-IFRA and the WEF.