London-based production and investment firm Bob & Co has named Hilary Strong as CEO.
Formerly CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, Strong will focus on developing the company’s production slate across a range of formats, including television drama and factual, film, theatre and digital. She will also be spearheading the company’s investments into a new literary estates business.
Prior to Agatha Christie, Strong worked as managing director at Chorion and group business director at Hat Trick Productions.
“With over 20 years in the industry Hilary Strong has an impeccable business pedigree and the ability to straddle both the commercial and creative space effectively in a global market,” said Bob Benton, president and founder of Bob & Co CEO, in a statement. “Her track record at Hat Trick, Chorion and most recently, Agatha Christie Limited consolidated her position as the perfect choice to take Bob & Co to the next stage of the business’ development.”
Bob & Co’s portfolio includes Woodcut Media, which specializes in documentary production, specialist factual and factual entertainment and lifestyle programming and Spark TV, which focuses on making bold immersive, dramatic and entertaining factual television.
It also features Duchess Street Productions, developing and producing high-end TV drama and SUMS Media, a film production company focusing on narrative driven films for both theatrical release and digital platforms. Licensing and merchandising support is provided internally by Larkshead Media, an end to end media service company focusing on children’s content.