Fremantle UK has named departing Thames boss Amelia Brown as its new CEO simply days after Simon Andreae stepped down following misconduct complaints.
Brown was on account of depart the Fremantle-owned Bought Expertise producer over the summer time however will as an alternative instantly take the reins from Andreae, who resigned earlier this week. Andreae stepped down citing well being causes earlier than Deadline subsequently revealed he had confronted misconduct complaints previous to resigning. The distinguished British tv government had confronted two current investigations into alleged feedback he made to feminine colleagues and Fremantle employed an exterior lawyer to look at accusations about his conduct in February.
Brown will oversee Fremantle labels Thames, Talkback and Bare, which make the likes of Bought Expertise, Too Scorching to Deal with and The Apprentice. Majority funding indie Label1, which makes Hospital, may even report back to Brown. Wreck producer Euston Movies will report back to Christian Vesper, CEO of International Drama. Latest acquisitions 72 Movies and Wildstar Movies will proceed to report back to their particular person boards, which incorporates representatives from Fremantle’s senior management.
Fremantle can also be quickly to unveil a substitute for Fatima Salaria as Bare CEO, whereas HR boss Nicky Grey departed lately.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working carefully with Amelia for over 5 years and know that she is going to make a improbable chief of our UK enterprise,” mentioned Fremantle Group CEO Jennifer Mullin. “She is aware of make nice reveals, and greater than that’s an extremely astute businesswoman and inclusive and galvanizing chief.”
Brown mentioned she is “thrilled to be taking up this function.”
She had initially deliberate to go away the enterprise and Deadline reported a number of months in the past that she was on account of launch an leisure manufacturing firm. These plans have now been shelved. Brown has been with Thames since 2003 and have become MD when the corporate merged with Talkback in 2017 – a merger that was undone two years later at which level she saved her publish.