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Drive recruits Andrew Baker as non-executive director

The London-based coproduction and financing firm has hired former Granada Television and ITV business affairs exec Andrew Baker as a non-executive director.
September 9, 2015

London-based coproduction and financing firm Drive has hired Andrew Baker as a non-executive director.

Formerly head of business affairs for Granada Television and ITV, he will work in a strategic and advisory capacity with Drive’s joint MDs Ben Barrett and Lilla Hurst to help the company expand its business in the UK and internationally.

Baker is also the founder of business affairs and commercial advisory firm Rights TV, which he sold to Compact Media in 2011.

Barrett and Hurst founded Drive in April 2013 to facilitate the production funding process through source financing as well as consultancy services.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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