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Sarah Rose appointed ViacomCBS Networks UK COO

Will have oversight of all UK business functions including operations and broadcasting technology

ViacomCBS Networks UK has announced the appointment of Channel 4’s Sarah Rose as chief operating officer.

She will report into Maria Kyriacou, President, ViacomCBS Networks UK and Australia and will have oversight of all UK business functions including operations, broadcasting technology, legal and business affairs, finance, HR, communications, research, and VIS UK.

Rose will work alongside director of programmes, Ben Frow and chief commercial officer, Arran Tindall, on the strategic planning across ViacomCBS’ UK channel portfolio. She will also be responsible for managing industry and regulatory relationships, including with Ofcom.

Rose joins ViacomCBS from Channel 4, where she was most recently chief consumer and strategy officer, responsible for corporate strategy, consumer insight and data science.

Speaking about her appointment Rose said, I have loved my time at Channel 4 from the first minute to the last, but am ready for a new challenge and I am so excited to have the opportunity to join a business of ViacomCBS’ international stature, and to help steer the growth of its iconic channel and digital brands in the UK.”