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ITV’s Adam Crozier to make June exit

ITV boss Adam Crozier is to depart the UK commercial broadcaster after seven years as chief executive.  “It’s been an absolute privilege to lead the transformation of ITV over the past seven ...
May 3, 2017

ITV boss Adam Crozier is to depart the UK commercial broadcaster after seven years as chief executive. 

“It’s been an absolute privilege to lead the transformation of ITV over the past seven years, and I know that I will miss this great business and the people who work here,” said Crozier in a statement from the company. “However, having spent 21 years as a chief executive across four very different industries, I now feel that the time is right for me to move to the next stage of my career.”

Crozier is expected to leave the business on June 30, with his long-term successor to be announced in “due course”.

Group finance director Ian Griffiths will lead the executive team for an interim period while adding the responsibilities of chief operating officer to his remit. ITV chair Peter Bazalgette, meanwhile, will take on the executive chair role during this period.

During Crozier’s tenure, ITV secured stakes in a variety of production companies throughout the U.S. and UK, including The Voice producer Talpa Media, Gurney Productions, Leftfield Entertainment, High Noon Entertainment and Thinkfactory Media.

The broadcaster had also aired a raft of successful unscripted series, including Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice, the latter of which was signed to a three-season commitment in 2015.

“Adam has been talking to me and the board for some time now about his future plans,” said Bazalgette in a statement. “He has made a fantastic contribution to ITV and the board is deeply indebted to him for his strong leadership and personal dedication in very successfully turning around the business and building a more global and diversified organisation with real scale in key creative markets around the world.”

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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