David Flynn (pictured) will step down as Endemol UK’s chief creative officer this summer.
A 16-year veteran of the company, Flynn joined as a creative intern in 1999 and worked as managing director for Brighter Pictures and joint managing director of Remarkable Television before becoming CCO of Endemol UK in 2013.
Flynn has not given a reason for the decision, but a company spokesperson told realscreen he has had the plans in the works for some time.
His departure comes four months after producers Endemol, Shine and Core Media merged into the global production-distribution entity Endemol Shine Group.
“Overseeing creativity for the UK group allowed me to work with outstanding production companies across so many genres and comprising some of the UK’s best creatives and producers,” he said in a statement. “So, whilst I’m hugely excited about my next step, my decision to leave was a difficult one and I’ll miss the whole team.”
“David has those qualities that absolutely define the creative people here,” added Tim Hincks, Endemol Shine Group’s president. “He combines brilliantly innovative thinking with a risk-taking spirit and a keen instinct for what makes a hit. We owe him huge thanks for all he’s done during his time here and, as a colleague and friend, I wish him every success in his next adventure.”
Flynn’s credits include the game show format Million Pound Drop (The Money Drop), the BBC1 game show Pointless, and Channel 4′s talent show The Singer Takes it All, among others.
Last month, Endemol Shine’s co-CEO of international operations Gary Carter resigned less than four months after assuming the role.