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Endemol UK shuffles senior management

As part of a senior management reorganization following last week's appointment of Tim Hincks as Endemol president and chairman of Endemol UK , former Endemol UK chief operating officer Lucas Church moves into its CEO role, while its former chief financial officer, Richard Johnston, is named COO.
May 14, 2012

As part of a senior management shuffle following last week’s appointment of Tim Hincks as Endemol president, Endemol UK has named former chief operating officer Lucas Church as CEO, and moved former chief financial officer Richard Johnston into the COO role.

Church had been COO of Endemol UK since 2008, and has held a range of positions with the global producer, including head of legal and business affairs, commercial director and joint managing director. As CEO he will lead the UK group of prodcos which includes Initial, Remarkable Television, Zeppotron, Darlow Smithson Productions, Tiger Aspect, and Tigress.

Johnston has been chief financial officer at Endemol UK since 2008, and his past roles with the company have included head of business development, finance director and joint managing director.

“Lucas and Richard live and breathe Endemol UK and love the business every bit as much as I do,” said Tim Hincks, who was also named chairman of Endemol UK last week.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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