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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.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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