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Fraser calls time on Maverick TV

Alexandra Fraser (pictured) is next month stepping down as joint CEO of UK prodco Maverick Television (Embarrassing Bodies), after nearly 20 years at the company.
July 4, 2013

Alexandra Fraser (pictured) is next month stepping down as joint CEO of UK prodco Maverick Television (Embarrassing Bodies), after nearly 20 years at the company.

Having taken time out for personal reasons last year, Fraser is now exploring a number of options, but will continue to work with the All3Media-owned company in a consultancy role.

In a statement, Fraser said: “I have had the privilege to work with some incredible people on some fantastic programs and I am immensely proud of the company we have all grown.

“But, after nearly 20 years, I am now looking forward to exploring some new opportunities and also to continuing to work with All3Media.”

With her departure, co-CEO Jim Sayer will take the reins as Maverick’s sole CEO, with a number of other staff taking on new roles.

Mark Downie, currently Maverick’s head of factual, will be promoted to Chief creative officer, working alongside Sayer.

Meanwhile, head of development Paul Woolf is to be promoted to director of development, joining director of programs Ben Gale and creative director for digital Dan Jones on the company’s executive team.

Sayer said: “I and everyone at Maverick will miss Alex greatly: she has a deservedly brilliant reputation for creativity and nurturing talent.

“Her drive and passion for the business have earned her the respect of the industry and everyone who has worked with her at Maverick over the last 19 years.

In addition to Embarrassing Bodies, Maverick’s best-known shows include How To Look Good Naked, Ten Years Younger and Billy Connolly’s Route 66.

 

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