Five months after the departure of CEO Farah Ramzan Golant, All3Media MD Jane Turton (pictured) has been tapped to head the company.
Golant exited All3Media in September 2014 upon the closing of Discovery Communications and Liberty Global’s US$930 million takeover of the company. Former chief operating officer Turton was then promoted to MD and tasked with overseeing the transition period until a replacement was found. The exec will now continue managing the company as CEO, effective immediately.
Turton joined All3Media in October 2008 as director of business development and business affairs and deputy chief operating officer, and was upped to chief operating officer in 2011.
All3Media Group houses 20 global prodcos and distribution companies that are responsible for such unscripted and factual entertainment series as the Studio Lambert-produced Gogglebox and the Lime Pictures-produced The Only Way Is Essex.
“Jane Turton has done an outstanding job of leading All3Media with a winning combination of creative acumen and operational excellence,” said James Rosenstock, Discovery Communications’ executive VP of corporate development, in a statement.
Niall Curran, president of Liberty Global Content Investments, added: “After a global search for a new CEO, Jane was the resounding and clear choice to lead All3Media’s business in 2015 and beyond.”
Turton added: “With its wealth of incredible talent and breadth of award-winning content, All3Media is in prime position to take full advantage of the opportunities opening up in the ever-changing content market. I very much look forward to leading All3Media to a future of continued global growth with the support of our new shareholders and my fantastic team and colleagues across the group.”