Noel Tovey has been appointed to the role of managing director at Sky Studios Elstree, the broadcaster’s new film and TV studio.
He will take on overall responsibility for the management of Sky Studios Elstree as it becomes home to a range of productions from Sky and NBCUniversal when it opens later this year.
The facility includes 13 sound stages across 27.5 acres, and is expected to attract £3 billion of new production investment to the UK over the next five years, creating 2,000 new production jobs.
Universal Pictures’ Wicked, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, will be the first production to shoot at Sky Studios Elstree.
Tovey has previously held senior leadership roles at Pinewood, Warner Bros Leavesden and Shepperton Studios.
Sky Studios Elstree has also appointed Tom Avison as director of operations and Roger Ferrin as director of client services.
Speaking about his appointment, Tovey said: “Sky have been making waves in the industry since first announcing Sky Studios Elstree back in 2019. The fresh perspective and ambition meant I could not pass up this opportunity. I look forward to working with the talented team already in place and officially open the doors soon.”