Gary Carter (pictured), formerly the chief operating officer of FremantleMedia Group, is stepping into the newly created role of chairman of Northern Europe and Shine 360°.
Beginning on June 1 and based in Amsterdam, Carter will oversee the creative and operational functions of Shine Germany, and the Nordic regions’ Metronome group of prodcos in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
In addition, he will offer strategy to Shine 360°, and will report to Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon. At FremantleMedia, he was responsible for leading the group’s business strategy and oversaw the group’s central creative networks across all genres and platforms. Carter also founded the company’s central digital division, and managed its various European production operations.
Carter’s resume also includes serving as exec director of program affairs at Endemol International. This is the latest appointment for Shine Group, which previously saw Rich Ross named CEO of Shine America, Tim Robinson named COO of the Shine Group, and the launch of Shine Latin America under Cristina Palacio.
“Gary is one of the most admired and respected figures in television production and he is a brilliant addition to our international team of creative leaders,” said Mahon. “He combines a creative heart with superb relationships and always approaches ideas with a global perspective.”
Carter added: “I greatly look forward to concentrating on vibrant markets within Northern Europe like Germany, and to reviving a professional relationship with the Nordic region that began in the mid-90s with the world premiere of Survivor!, and continued with the subsequent launch of Big Brother by the Metronome group.”