International media consultancy K7 Media has appointed Clare Thompson, the former head of entertainment development at ITV, as a non-executive director.
Thompson joins K7 Media’s managing director Keri Lewis Brown and project director Phil Birchenall to form the company’s first board of directors, which will provide strategic direction to the Manchester-based media consultancy.
Thompson will bring a wealth of experience to the role from her time developing international entertainment formats like Saturday Night Takeaway, American Princess and Brainiac at ITV, and more recently as managing director of creative consultancy Ignite, where she ran commissioning strategy projects and development workshops for clients including the BBC, RTL, Channel 4, Shine, MTV and Warner Brothers.
K7 Media is an international media consultancy spotting trends and helping broadcasters, digital producers, distributors and advertisers find content. The company’s client list includes NRK (Norway), Mexiko Media (Sweden), DR (Denmark), CBS (USA), Astro (Malaysia), CJ E+M (South Korea), RTÉ (Ireland), Gil Productions (Israel), Urban Brew Studios (South Africa), and ITV.
“I’ve enjoyed a close relationship with K7 Media for several years, both as a client and more recently working with them on bespoke industry trends pieces,” commented Thompson. “I’m thrilled to accept the role of non-executive director and excited about what we can do together to grow the brand and its international client base.”
K7 Media managing director, Lewis Brown, added: “K7 Media has been a real success story, becoming an invaluable resource for people in television and broadcasting organisations at all levels. We have been looking to establish a board of directors and it’s wonderful to have an industry expert like Clare as one of its founding members.”