Dragonfly managing director Simon Dickson (pictured) is leaving the Shine Group-owned production company after three years.
Creative director Mark Raphael and chief operating officer Lucinda Hicks will jointly assume his responsibilities as co-managing directors following his departure next month.
Dickson joined Dragonfly in April 2011 as creative director from Channel 4 where he served as deputy head of documentaries. He was promoted to managing director in November 2012.
During his tenure, the company continued to produce the popular fixed-rig series The Hotel and One Born Every Minute, as well as related spin-off versions of the latter.
His exec producer credits include The Plane Crash, Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekends, Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia and Hurricane Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm.
“Our returning hit shows are in rude health, our development pipeline is fit to burst, and the up-and-coming young talent we’ve been able to retain and develop are well on their way to becoming the stars of the future,” Dickson said in a statement. “Time for Mark and Lucinda to get the map out and plan the next phase of the adventure.”
Dickson has not revealed whether he has another position lined up.