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Jeremy Fox and Chris Wright exit DRG

DRG co-founder Jeremy Fox (pictured) and non-executive chairman Chris Wright are leaving the UK distributor, while COO Jonathan Jackson has been upped to group managing director.
September 20, 2012

DRG CEO and co-founder Jeremy Fox (pictured) and non-executive chairman Chris Wright are leaving the London-headquartered distributor.

Fox, a founding member of the company, will remain a shareholder. A spokesperson for DRG told realscreen that Fox wanted a “change of scenery” and “decided to take on other projects.”

The company’s chief operating officer Jonathan Jackson has been upped to group MD, and Anmar Kawash, formerly chief operating officer for Scottish broadcaster STV, is stepping into the role of chairman.

Jackson has been with DRG for five years and will lead the business with “a particular emphasis on growing its digital and IP activities,” according to a statement. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at Ingenious, Channel 4, Chorion and SPZ Music.

The spokesperson also disputed the accuracy of a report from UK-based trade title C21 Media, which suggests DRG is up for sale, saying: “We’re very much up and running.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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