Dragonfly appoints COO

The UK prodco has named Lucinda Hicks, currently VP of operations and business development at parent company Shine Group, as its chief operating officer. (Pictured: Dragonfly's One Born Every Minute)
January 25, 2013

UK prodco Dragonfly Film and Television has appointed Lucinda Hicks, currently VP of operations and business development at Shine Group, as its chief operating officer.

Hicks will report to Dragonfly managing director Simon Dickson, and will oversee all commercial, operational and business-related activities at the Shine Group-owned production company behind such series as One Born Every Minute (pictured) and The Hotel.

Hicks has been with Shine since 2012, first as VP of global business development. She will take the role of Dragonfly COO in March following a handover with outgoing COO Steve Nam. Her Shine Group duties will be taken on by incoming Shine COO Tim Robinson, who also begins his new role in March.

“Lucinda is one of the best and brightest commercial strategists in British telly today,” said Dickson in a statement. “Throughout our time together at Shine Group she has consistently displayed an innate understanding of our broadcasters’ and partners’ needs, both domestically and internationally. I am over the moon that she has chosen to help me lead the Dragonfly team at this key moment in our creative evolution.”

“This is a great move for Dragonfly and Lucinda,” added Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon. “She is one of the group’s most talented and collaborative commercial executives and I believe she will truly flourish alongside Simon at Dragonfly.”

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