As part of a senior management shuffle following last week’s appointment of Tim Hincks as Endemol president, Endemol UK has named former chief operating officer Lucas Church as CEO, and moved former chief financial officer Richard Johnston into the COO role.
Church had been COO of Endemol UK since 2008, and has held a range of positions with the global producer, including head of legal and business affairs, commercial director and joint managing director. As CEO he will lead the UK group of prodcos which includes Initial, Remarkable Television, Zeppotron, Darlow Smithson Productions, Tiger Aspect, and Tigress.
Johnston has been chief financial officer at Endemol UK since 2008, and his past roles with the company have included head of business development, finance director and joint managing director.
“Lucas and Richard live and breathe Endemol UK and love the business every bit as much as I do,” said Tim Hincks, who was also named chairman of Endemol UK last week.