U.Ok. broadcaster ITV has appointed Andrew Cosslett as its new chair to succeed Peter Bazalgette, who will step down after six years within the position and 9 years on the board.
Cosslett will be a part of the board as an impartial non-executive director and chair designate from June 1 and 1 will change into non-executive chair from Sept. 29 when Bazalgette stands down.
Cosslett, who can be the chair of Kingfisher PLC, the FTSE 100 worldwide house enchancment firm, is an skilled government who has spent his profession in a spread of shopper dealing with sectors. He’s the previous chief government of InterContinental Inns Group and former Chair of the Rugby Soccer Union, the governing physique for rugby in England. He’s a trustee at Taking pictures Star Kids’s Hospices.
Cosslett mentioned: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of ITV. That is an thrilling time for the media sector with viewing habits and the wants of advertisers evolving quickly. Throughout the years of Peter’s chairmanship ITV has undergone a outstanding transformation and could be very properly positioned to reap the benefits of these sector developments. The corporate has an enviable fame for connecting with tens of millions of individuals every single day, reflecting and shaping tradition. I’m trying ahead to supporting Carolyn and the workforce on the following leg of their thrilling journey.”
ITV chief government Carolyn McCall mentioned: “ITV could be very grateful to Baz for the position he has performed as our chair as we’ve reworked the Firm into the a lot stronger, extra versatile and digitally scaled enterprise it’s in the present day. He will likely be significantly missed by the complete enterprise. The following few years will likely be thrilling for ITV as we launch ITVX and proceed to ship our digital acceleration. I’m actually happy that Andrew, together with his enormous wealth of expertise, will likely be with us as chair as we proceed to develop and ship on our ambition.”
Earlier this month, ITV declared sturdy monetary outcomes and revealed that that ITVX, the primary built-in AVOD/SVOD platform within the U.Ok., would launch within the fourth quarter of 2022.
Edward Bonham Carter, ITV’s senior impartial non-executive director, mentioned: “We’re delighted that Andrew will likely be becoming a member of us as chair of ITV. Having carried out a radical and detailed course of, the board is assured that we’ve discovered a superb new chair, out of a really sturdy subject of candidates.”
Bazalgette mentioned: “My years at ITV have been thrilling, satisfying and very rewarding. Over the previous six years, ITV has efficiently navigated numerous challenges, together with the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19. Regardless of these, the manager workforce has pushed the digital modernisation of the enterprise whereas delivering programming in the easiest traditions of public service broadcasting. ITV is trying ahead to a powerful future as a very digital media and leisure firm and I go away it in the easiest of fingers.”
On taking over the position of chair in September, Cosslett will likely be appointed as a member and the chair of the nominations committee, and a member of the remuneration committee.