Tess is the Chair of Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, representing 99% of TV advertising revenue. She set up the company in 2006 in order to prove TV's enduring effectiveness, to explain its dynamic future via all technologies, and to champion creativity.
Immediately prior to this she was the Chairman of the PHD Group in the UK. In her 13 years with PHD she played many roles including 6 years running Drum, the content division of the group where she pioneered the concept of brand content.
Tess is a member of many industry organisations, including BAFTA and a Fellow of the RTS. In 2007 she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by Women in Film and TV and in 2013 was voted Media Leader of the Decade by the readers of Haymarket's brand titles.