Sophie Clarke-Jervoise will be stepping down from her role as managing director at Tiger Aspect after 12 years with the indie television production company.
She joined Tiger Aspect, part of Endemol Shine UK, as head of comedy in 2005. Clarke-Jervoise became managing director in 2012 and was responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the company.
Under her leadership at the indie, she oversaw a diverse multi-genre slate of award-winning shows that were mainly scripted, but also included factual programming such as Restoration Man.
“Sophie has been a brilliant creative and inspirational leader for Tiger Aspect and I will be incredibly sorry to see her go. As well as overseeing a thriving slate of hit shows she has established an enviable collaborative culture, enabling talent to do their very best work” Richard Johnston, CEO, Endemol Shine UK, said in a statement.
Tiger Aspect’s Ben Cavey and Will Gould, currently the joint managing directors of drama, will become co-managing directors of the company.
Cavey first joined Tiger Aspect in 2005 as a producer before being promoted to creative director of comedy and then upped to head of entertainment. In 2012, he was named head of comedy and entertainment when the two departments merged. In 2015 he launched the indie’s comedy label Cave Bear.
His co-manager Gould also joined the company in 2005 as a script editor on Murphy’s Law, before working his way up to executive producer. He was promoted to head of drama in 2012 before being made joint managing director of Tiger Aspect Drama in 2015.
In a statement, Clarke-Jervoise said of Gould and Cavey’s appointment that “nurturing talent is something that Tiger Aspect is famous for and to that end I’m delighted that Ben and Will have agreed to step up to drive the next phase of creative development. They are both hugely impressive creative talents who have honed their diverse skills within the company and I have no doubt they will be a great partnership.”