Barry Johnstone
Chairman - United Kingdom

Chairman EMG UK / Founder CTV Outside Broadcasts

Barry Johnstone was born and educated in New Zealand and moved to London in 1970. From 1971 to 1980 he was International Director at Magnet Records, in 1980 he co-founded a small Post Production Facility which was acquired by Carlton Communications, the company was rebranded Carlton Television Facilities (CTV) and in 1981, Barry was appointed CEO and broadened its services in the mid 80’s to include Studios, Outside Broadcasting and Transmission / playout .

In 1995 Barry bought back CTV from its parent company and in 1996 renamed the Outside Broadcast division CTV Outside Broadcasts.

In January 2018, after 37 years as the head of CTV, he became Chairman of EMG’s UK companies CTV, BRF and ACS and stepped down as CEO of CTV.

He was inducted into the ‘Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame’ in 2013 and in 2018 received SVG Europe’s award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to European Sports Broadcasting’

Barry Johnstone