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Ashley Highfield

Guardian Media 100: No. 37

9 Jul, 2007

Highfield is placed at 37 in TheĀ Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.

So why has Highfield, director of future media and technology and a member of the BBC’s executive board, fallen nine places in this year’s MediaGuardian 100? Answer: the iPlayer.[T]he project has been hit by successive delays and rebrandings and has given rival broadcasters the chance to steal the march on the corporation.