Dickson to replace Singhal as Dragonfly MD

London-based Dragonfly Film and Television's Sanjay Singhal has stepped down from his role of MD to start an indie production company, with Dragonfly creative director Simon Dickson (pictured) succeeding as new MD.
November 5, 2012

London-based Dragonfly Film and Television’s Sanjay Singhal has stepped down from his role of MD to start an indie production company, with the company’s chief operating officer Steve Nam also departing.

Dragonfly’s creative director Simon Dickson (pictured) will succeed Singhal in the role of managing director.

Singhal joined Dragonfly in 2007 as creative director before being promoted to managing director in 2009. Before he leaves, he will fulfill all outstanding executive producer commitments and undergo a handover to Dickson until the year-end.

Dragonfly chief operating officer Steve Nam will stay with the company until mid-2013 to help the transfer of management and to work with Dickson to recruit a new COO and transition him or her into the role.

Dickson joined the Shine Group-owned factual company more than a year ago from broadcaster Channel 4, where he served as deputy head of documentaries.

“I’d like to thank both Sanjay and Steve for their contribution to Dragonfly over the last few years,” said Jane Featherstone, joint chairman of Shine UK. “It is a company in great health, brimming creatively and robust commercially, and they leave for their next challenges with our best wishes.”

“I’m delighted to have been appointed Dragonfly’s new MD at this key point in the company’s evolution,” added Dickson. “As well as being truly inspiring and supportive colleagues, Sanjay and Steve took Dragonfly to new heights creatively and commercially. The team and I are looking forward to building on their achievements and we wish them the very best of luck with their next adventures.”

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