Rod Henwood to exit Banijay Group

The Zodiak Media exec (pictured) is stepping down from his role as CEO of the UK, Belgium and Netherlands division months after the company completed its merger with Banijay Group.
September 13, 2016

Rod Henwood (pictured) is stepping down from his role at Zodiak Media as CEO of its UK, Belgium and Netherlands division months after the company completed its merger with Banijay Group.

Henwood will continue in his current role until the end of November. He first joined Zodiak in March 2014 where he was responsible for overseeing such prodcos as RDF, IWC, Touchpaper Television, Bwark, Comedy Unit, Zodiak Belgium and Zodiak Netherlands.

Banijay has yet to name a replacement, with an announcement regarding organizational changes slated in the coming months.

Prior to boarding Zodiak, Henwood served as CEO of children’s digital game brand Bin Weevils, a new business director and board member for Channel 4, UK MD for Fox Kids Europe and CEO of Premium TV.

“I have enjoyed working with Rod since the merger and we have been discussing collaboratively over the summer how best to organize our activities, given the Group’s corporate location and Rod’s own aspirations,” said Marco Bassetti, Group CEO of Banijay, in a statement announcing Henwood’s departure. “In reaching our amicable conclusion to part company, I want to thank him for his significant contribution to both Zodiak and Banijay and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

“Now that the merger has been concluded and bedded down, and that the business is trading well within a Group whose corporate centre is in Paris, it makes sense from all our perspectives to make a change,” Henwood added. “I have very much enjoyed my time at every stage with Zodiak and Banijay. I have had great support in my role from the talented teams in each of the companies, as well as from my peers and board.”

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