FremantleMedia has appointed Ian Hogg as chief executive officer for FremantleMedia Australia (FMA), reporting to Simon Spalding, FremantleMedia’s regional CEO of Europe and Asia Pacific.
Working out of Sydney, Hogg will be responsible for the overall management and business performance of FMA and will lead its creative development. He will also be responsible for the development of programming for the Australian and international markets, and for representing FremantleMedia formats in Australia while working closely with FremantleMedia’s international operations. Hogg’s career has spanned stints with Australia’s Channel Ten, New Zealand’s NZTV3, and Sydney’s Becker Group Limited. He also founded Singapore-based media company Theatre Red Pte, and was most recently SVP and managing director for MGM Worldwide’s Asia Pacific region.
‘It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead such a respected and creative company,’ Hogg said in a statement. ‘With the television industry going through a period of structural change, there is no better time to be producing great content.’
Hogg replaces Mark Fennessy, who is leaving Fremantle in November to head up Shine Australia with his brother Carl. Shine’s Australian operation is due to open in 2010.