The boss of London Stock Exchange-listed global information company Ascential plc has joined the board of ITV.

Duncan Painter has been appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 1 May 2018.

Painter is currently and has been chief executive of Ascential since 2011 and is also a non-executive director of digital corporate communications company Investis.

He was previously an executive at Sky plc and global product leader at Experian following its acquisition of ClarityBlue, a consumer intelligence company which he founded.

"We are extremely delighted that Duncan has agreed to join us on the board of ITV plc," said chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette.

"He brings to us a broad range of experience particularly in digital media and consumer intelligence systems and targeted advertising."

Ascential is a specialist global information company that enables smart decision-making for business.

In an increasingly digitally-driven world, the firm says it helps customers understand what’s important and how to act on it.