Scripps Networks Interactive has promoted Simone Nardi to MD of finance and operations for the company’s international division.
Nardi, who joined Scripps as chief financial officer for international two years ago, will now manage both finance and operations. His remit includes finance, program licensing, content and brand strategy. He will also act as principal liaison on international technical operations, facilities and IT support.
He will be based in New York and continue to report to Scripps’ president of international, Jim Samples.
“His vast international finance and operational experience coupled with his strategic insights have already contributed so greatly to the team during this period of rapid growth and investment in Scripps Networks’ international business,” Samples said in a statement.
Nardi also sits on the board of directors at UKTV, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and he will now head up Scripps’ joint venture relationship with Canada’s Shaw Communications.
Prior to joining Scripps, Nardi was senior VP and CFO for NBCUniversal’s international channels and television production operations. He also did a stint at VOD platform Hulu as interim CFO and treasurer.