UK-based indie distributor DRG has elevated managing director Richard Halliwell to CEO, effective immediately.
Existing CEO, Jeremy Fox, will move into a executive chairman role, while Adam Bath has been upped to VP sales, EMEA.
In his new role as CEO, Halliwell will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the distribution business. He will also look for new business opportunities to grow and develop the company.
Halliwell will also work with other businesses within Modern Times Group in an effort to maximize relevant content on an international scale.
Before joining DRG in 2013, Halliwell (pictured) was the commercial director for entertainment formats at BBC Worldwide, rolling out titles such as Dancing With the Stars.
During his time at DRG, he has grown and diversified the business, steering it to a 25% increase in turnover last year, said the company, in a statement. This has been largely fuelled by an increasing pool of global producer partners who, along with sister MTG companies, deliver a pipeline of wide-ranging scripted and non-scripted content.
Halliwell also recently restructured the business to increase future growth potential, refocusing the sales team and recruiting Elin Thomas as DRG’s first EVP of sales.