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Endemol Australia CEO Janeen Faithfull to exit

Endemol Australia CEO Janeen Faithfull (pictured) will leave the company to pursue other opportunities ahead of its merger with Shine Australia later in the year.
April 21, 2015

Endemol Australia CEO Janeen Faithfull (pictured) will leave the company when it merges with Shine Australia later in the year.

The news comes two weeks after Endemol Shine Group announced that Shine Australia CEOs Mark Fennessy and Carl Fennessy would step down this year.

Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media merged late last year, but the new entity has yet to formalize leadership for its Australian business. Details about a structure, leadership and start date will be announced in the months ahead following an ongoing consultative process helmed by Martha Brass, co-CEO of international operations for Endemol Shine Group.

In a statement, Faithfull said she has decided to leave to “pursue new opportunities.” She will continue in the position until the merger takes place.

“I’m incredibly proud of our talented and committed team and all we have achieved together as Endemol Australia,” she said. “I have no doubt that joining forces with Shine Australia later in the year will lead to even greater things and I wish all those involved continued successes.”

Faithfull became the CEO of Endemol-owned Southern Star in 2012. The company later rebranded as Endemol Australia. Prior to that, she was the head of content and rights management for Australian broadcaster Seven Network.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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