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Steve Macallister to head up Zodiak Rights

Zodiak Rights, the London- and Paris-based distribution arm of Zodiak Media, has appointed a new CEO, Steve Macallister (pictured), to succeed Matthew Frank.
January 10, 2014

Zodiak Rights, the London- and Paris-based distribution arm of Zodiak Media, has appointed a new CEO, Steve Macallister (pictured), to succeed Matthew Frank.

Macallister, most recently the president and MD of BBC Worldwide’s sales and distribution division, is set to take up the CEO role on Monday (January 13).

Prior to BBC Worldwide, he managed Disney ABC International Television – Asia Pacific’s distribution, then known as Buena Vista International Television – Asia Pacific.

Frank departs after 20 years with the company, and his departure follows that of his brother, David Frank, who stepped down as Zodiak Media CEO in October 2013.

“The scale of what Matthew has achieved over the last 20 years is remarkable, and I know he will be missed on both a professional and personal level, and I wish him all the best,” said Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, CEO of Zodiak Media. “He leaves behind an incredibly successful and reputable business and I have every confidence that Steve will now take the company to its next phase.”

“Following the departure of my brother David it felt like a good time for me to handover the reigns to someone new at Zodiak Rights,” added Matthew Frank. “In Steve Macallister, I think we have found a great replacement. Steve will inherit a first class team and I wish both him and them every success for the future.”

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