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Drive recruits Andrew Baker as non-executive director

The London-based coproduction and financing firm has hired former Granada Television and ITV business affairs exec Andrew Baker as a non-executive director.
September 9, 2015

London-based coproduction and financing firm Drive has hired Andrew Baker as a non-executive director.

Formerly head of business affairs for Granada Television and ITV, he will work in a strategic and advisory capacity with Drive’s joint MDs Ben Barrett and Lilla Hurst to help the company expand its business in the UK and internationally.

Baker is also the founder of business affairs and commercial advisory firm Rights TV, which he sold to Compact Media in 2011.

Barrett and Hurst founded Drive in April 2013 to facilitate the production funding process through source financing as well as consultancy services.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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