People on the move, November10 November 2014
AOL has announced that Dermot McCormack (pictured) is joining the company from Viacom, as president of video and studios. McCormack, an experienced and passionate content creator and programmer, will lead AOL On and BE On.
Audiologic has made a significant addition to its team. Dave Smith has joined the company in a newly created role as business development manager in a move that reflects a phase of growth at its Harlow HQ.
David Conway (pictured) has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios and Post Production and will head up the commercial subsidiary. This follows the announcement last month that the former company chief executive, Anna Mallett, was moving to take the lead in developing proposals to transform BBC Production to a more commercial model. Conway has been COO of BBC S&PP since May 2012, having previously served on the company board as a non-executive director, whilst working as the BBC’s head of investment and major projects in BBC corporate finance.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Emma Baehr has become its director of Awards, a new role that oversees all five of BAFTA’s London-based ceremonies. Baehr will report directly to BAFTA’s chief executive, Amanda Berry.
Margaret Davies (pictured) has joined Brightcove as vice president of global account management for media, bringing with her a wealth of experience from her time at Red Bee Media, Ascent Media, BBC Technology and Ericsson.
CueSongs has strengthened its senior management team as it continues to broaden its client base. Dave Williams has been appointed CTO, while the company has also appointed the consultancy services of Rachel Menzies, who will spearhead business development.
Euro Media Group has announced the arrival of Gilles Chasson as group strategy and development director. Chasson has developed more than 20 years of experience in large companies within different industries, both at the national and international level.
Bart Spriester (pictured) has been appointed by Harmonic as senior vice president, video products. “Bart joins Harmonic with a deep understanding of our markets, extensive customer relationships, and a strong track record of providing the vision and action necessary to increase competitiveness, boost market share, and drive profit growth,” said Harmonic president and CEO Patrick Harshman.
IBC has named Tim Richards as the next chairman of its Partnership Board, taking over from Mike Martin, who retires at the end of this year.
David Pattison has been appointed as chair of the board of Keo Films. Pattison, commenting on his appointment said, “I am delighted to have been offered the role as chair of KEO films. KEO has a unique culture with a unique product offering, in an exciting and competitive marketplace.”
LipSync Post has appointed William Chetwynd (pictured) to the role of senior online editor. Chetwynd brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having worked on productions including Sherlock, Hustle, Spooks and Midsomer Murders.
Per Lindgren, currently senior vice president, business development, and CTO at Net Insight, will take on the position of senior vice president, strategy and business development, while current deputy CTO Martin Karlsson is named as the new CTO.
Thierry Gandilhon has joined Netia as managing director. “Thierry is an exciting addition to the company, as he has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to lead companies to success through technical excellence,” said Philippe Fort, president of the company.
Prime Focus has appointed Katie Kemp (pictured) to the new role of head of picture, created to ensure that the entire creative team are better able to meet the company’s clients and get involved earlier in their projects.
At the UK indie RED Production Company, Caroline Hollick has been promoted to the newly created post of creative director with Richard Fee taking on Hollick’s previous role as head of development.
RR Media has expanded its European team with the appointment of Andrea Winn as director of sales, Gary Finnerty as technical director and Darryl Huxley as chief engineer. The trio will be responsible for driving RR Media’s expansion of its media services platform in Europe for content preparation, management and distribution, converging broadcast and online video.
The board of directors at multiscreen video software company SeaChange has unanimously appointed Jay Samit as CEO. Thomas Olson, chairman of the board of directors, commented: “With more than thirty years of experience in digital video, Jay has a thorough understanding of the expanding landscape of video and has successfully deployed new technologies with leading media and telecommunication companies around the globe.”
TVbeat has hired Raivo Rosts as VP of business development in the Baltic States, Russia and CIS, to drive forward TVbeat´s roadmap for expanding into the Baltics, and oversee the company’s international vision as it further accelerates its approach within the TV audience measurement industry.
Wellen+Noethen has expanded its management team and aims to set the course for a progressing national and international expansion of the company. Daniel Url (pictured) is now managing director of the company, in charge of the operational business of Wellen+Noethen in Europe.