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People on the move – February

All the latest appointments and movements in the broadcast industry

EVS Broadcast Equipment, provider of live video production systems, has named Muriel De Lathouwer (pictured) as managing director and CEO. De Lathouwer was serving as interim president of the executive committee of EVS on an interim basis since the departure of Joop Janssen in October 2014, and has been a member of the EVS board of directors since 2013. Before taking over her executive role at EVS, she was MD and co-founder of an engineering consultancy firm in energy and environmental matters. She is an Engineer in Nuclear Physics and holds an MBA from Insead (Paris), and is a member of Women on Board.

Heather Jones has been appointed general manager of A+E Networks UK, and will have responsibility for all aspects of the business across the company’s UK operation and portfolio of channels. “I am excited to be taking up this new opportunity at A+E Networks. I love each of the channels in our UK portfolio and I can’t wait to get stuck into the new challenges that this broader remit will bring,” commented Jones.

Albis Technologies has appointed Eric van den Heuvel (pictured) as head of the company’s Access Solutions business unit and executive member of the management board.

Amagi, specialist in cloud-based TV broadcast infrastructure and content regionalisation platforms, is launching a London office. “We couldn’t be more excited about our new office in the broadcasting epicenter of Europe; the London office is a key milestone in our growth path. It reflects the growing confidence of TV networks on our platforms and Amagi’s commitment to invest in the region,” said KA Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi.

Timothy Thompson has been appointed president at Argosy Console. Thompson will focus on overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organisation and will be responsible for implementing the company’s strong position for growth within the music, film and related industries.

Axon Digital Design, specialist in broadcast network infrastructure products and solutions, has hired Mina van de Pol (pictured) as sales director Western Europe. She brings more than two decades of experience to this newly created role, with a strong track record of growth and organisational development.

Neil Lieberman has joined Brightcove’s executive team as chief marketing officer. Lieberman has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and business development for a wide range of software and technology companies.

dock10 has made two new additions to its team: Nicola Spanou as post producer and Emma Ruston (pictured) as post coordinator. Ruston has worked on a variety of programmes ranging from studio work to documentary and drama, and at dock10 will oversee the AQC and FBD processes as well as DPP file delivery.

A double appointment too at joiz Global, as Samuel Gähwiler moves to the newly-created role of MD, joiz Global, and Itai Aaronsohn is named head of product. “These key appointments come at an exciting time for the company. Samuel and Itai are experienced executives with both strategic and creative business credentials. Their combined expertise, experience and vision will be central to the continued success and expansion of joiz Global,” said Alexander Mazzara, co-founder and CEO of joiz Group.

Mary Beer (pictured, left) has joined PPL as director of marketing and PR whilst Kate Reilly (pictured, left) has been promoted to the newly created role of director of people and organisational development. Beer comes to PPL from BBC Worldwide where she held the position of commercial strategy director, leading innovation and marketing for the BBC’s Doctor Who brand. Reilly has over ten years’ experience as an HR professional within the retail, financial services, oil, not-for-profit, and advertising industries.

Entertainment and creative agency Premier has expanded its social offering, appointing Chris Rice as digital and social strategy director. Rice is responsible for managing and activating creative ideas across all digital disciplines as part of integrated or stand alone campaigns for Premier’s client base across entertainment, arts, culture, and lifestyle.

Mark Pougnet (pictured), has taken the joint role of COO and chief financial officer at T3Media. “I am very excited to be joining T3Media at a time when the industry is going through such rapid evolution and growth. Our strategy for the growth of T3Media will give content owners innovative options to monetise their content as we continue to build strategic partnerships with international broadcasters,” said Pougnet.

Ian Brotherston, formerly Ericsson’s head of broadcast services in the UK, has joined TVT as its new CEO. He will take the helm at TVT, based at the company’s headquarters in West London. Bernard Clark, TVT chairman said of Brotherston: “He is a highly respected player in the TV and media industry and his extensive connections will no doubt have a significant impact on TVT as we continue our international expansion.”

Vubiquity has announced the appointment of Nick Ruczaj as SVP of commercial for EMEA and APAC. Ruczaj will oversee the company’s sales efforts across the region and head up its on-the-ground presence in the UK, Greece, Germany, UAE, South Africa and Australia.