Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, is strengthening its business in the EMEA region with the appointment of Andy Steele as vice president, Operations. Based out of PFT’s London office, Andy will oversee media and online service operations for all customers of PFT in the EMEA region.
Andy joins PFT from TVT Media, bringing in over 30 years of experience in the broadcast sector. Having worked with both public service and commercial broadcasters, he has extensive experience in leading complex, time-critical operations; stakeholder management, solution and service design and implementation, change management, recruiting and coaching talent. He has also worked for organisations like Red Bee Media and BBC Studios (formerly known as BBC Worldwide Ltd.) in the past.
“PFT’s growth chapter in the EMEA region is currently at a crucial juncture, and we are poised for accelerated growth going forward. Andy’s proven track record of delivering major change, business growth and operational excellence makes him the perfect candidate to lead PFT’s operations in the region,” said Nick Kaimakami, senior vice president and head – EMEA, Prime Focus Technologies. “We are certain Andy will add great value to the organisation, and we are excited to have him join our team!”
“I’m delighted to join PFT at such an exciting time in the company’s history, with significant growth and major contracts won in the UK and EMEA. Their flagship software CLEAR is world-class and future-ready, the perfect choice for broadcasters, studios, OTT and MVPDs. I’m looking forward to bringing my UK experience to various projects and delivering operational excellence in the region,” said Andy Steele, vice president – Operations, EMEA, PFT.
In addition to overseeing key customer accounts, Andy will play a pivotal role in managing PFT’s new Media Centre in the UK, which will act as the hub for centralised content operations for Channel 4.