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Meet the leaders of a diverse community of technology-driven professionals

Our leadership team is the driving force behind a company where world-class technology professionals from all backgrounds come together to help millions of others understand theirs. Find out more about the team and their achievements below.

Sarah Bush, Chief Product Officer

Sarah has been at Findmypast since 2018, initially joining as Chief Product Officer as part of the executive team who oversaw a period of transformation and growth and built Findmypast into the tech-led, mission-driven organisation it is today.

Sarah became Managing Director in 2023 and now oversees a thriving organisation that is a trusted partner to its millions of users and some of the world’s most prestigious cultural organisations.

With a career spanning three decades, Sarah is an experienced digital leader who has worked at high-growth startups and leading technology companies. As Country Manager, she established the UK offices for both Pinterest and Vestiaire Collective. Before that, she held product and marketing roles at Microsoft, Amazon and Vodafone.

Sarah received a BA in English Literature and Language from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of London.

Lee Wilkinson, DC Thomson

Lee Wilkinson, History Community Lead

Lee has worked in digital media for over 20 years leading some of the world’s best media product development teams.

He is the Chief Information Officer at DC Thomson, leading the technology, product development and UX design teams in delivering products and services to delight DC Thomson's customers worldwide. As part of this role, Lee is responsible for DC Thomson’s history business.

Lee has been a key part of the team responsible for consolidating DC Thomson’s business into a scalable media business. He is driving the creation of a product development and technology team that will enable DC Thomson to flourish in the future.

Lee has previously held product, design, technology and strategy roles at Conde Nast, Financial Times, News UK and Hearst, where he led teams that launched some of the world’s most popular products that have been at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Alongside his DC Thomson engagement, Lee is active in the heritage and history sector in the UK. He was a member of the board of the Royal Armouries, has a passion for history and has been a keen genealogist since childhood.

Bradley, Findmypast

Bradley Felston, Head of Finance

Combining financial expertise with collaborative leadership, Bradley sets a culture of robust commercial decision-making. Responsible for our financial strategy, he champions sustainable growth, supporting Findmypast to manage risk and capitalise on opportunities.

Bradley joined Findmypast in 2021 from the global technology business Sage. Previously he was with EY, the professional services firm, working across diverse industry sectors and company profiles covering scale-up businesses and listed and global groups.

Bradley is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and received a BSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

David Thomson, Director, DC Thomson

A direct descendent of the company’s founder David Coupar Thomson, David joined DC Thomson in 2003 and has been a director since 2014. He was chief operating officer of DC Thomson from 2011 to 2020 and was previously joint managing director of newspapers.

David has been instrumental in the transformation of DC Thomson over recent years, nurturing the family company to continue to be an innovative and responsible business, with people, customers and communities at its core.

David has a BA Hons in politics, management, history and economics from Durham University. Before joining DC Thomson, he worked for seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS). David was on the board of V&A Dundee and chaired the Finance & Risk Committee. He is currently a board member of Eden Dundee, British Ice Skating, Ice Dundee and Chair of the High School of Dundee.

Mark Brooker

Mark Brooker, Chair of the Board

After leaving a career in investment banking with an extensive track record of raising equity capital for public companies, Mark held COO positions at Betfair and Trainline, Europe’s leading independent retailer of rail tickets backed by KKR. At Betfair he was part of the management team which returned the company to strong top line growth, resulting in significant value creation from shareholders.  

Mark joined Findmypast in 2018 as a Non-Executive Director and became Chairman of the Board in 2019. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Future, Paysafe and Seedrs and has also served on the boards of the AA, Equiniti and William Hill. He is a versatile business leader with a successful track record across a variety of operational, strategic and financial roles and has an extensive track record of running high-growth businesses across numerous geographic markets. 

Mark has a MEng in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University. 

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DC Thomson is a privately owned, family run business with people, customers and communities at its heart. The company has a long tradition of entrepreneurial investment and a portfolio across both private and public markets, spanning media, technology, retail, agricultural technology and the circular economy.

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We're growing fast and committed to building the best experience for our customers and our employees. At Findmypast, you can enjoy the entrepreneurialism of a scale-up with the security of real financial backing.  

We’re a place where talented people come to learn and grow. A place you can find your career.

Findmypast connects people to their family stories

We are a fast-growing, technology-driven subscription service. With a bank of billion of digitised records, and access to some of the world’s most renowned historical databases, Findmypast allows customers to connect to people, both past and present, and visualise their family story in more detail than ever before.  Find out more about us.