Mather makes exit from Endemol Shine UK

Nick Mather (pictured, left), creative director of Endemol Shine UK's central creative team, is stepping down, and will be replaced by Jamie Ormerod (right), the team's current head of entertainment and formats.
May 20, 2016

Changes are once again afoot at Endemol Shine UK’s central creative team.

Nick Mather (pictured, left), creative director of the team, is stepping down and will leave the company later this year. The exec, who first joined Endemol in 2000 as a creative intern, will be replaced by Jamie Ormerod (right), current head of entertainment and formats with the central creative team.

After joining Endemol in 2000, Mather went on to board the BBC’s development team before returning to Endemol UK in 2005. During his tenure at the company, he has held a number of senior creative roles, and served as joint MD of Remarkable Television from 2013 before assuming his current post as creative director of the central creative team – a unit of development executives that also houses the creative intern scheme – in 2015.

The exec’s credits at Endemol include co-creating BBC1 game show Pointless as well as ITV2′s The Almost Impossible Game Show. He also developed BBC1′s 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show and ITV’s The Whole 19 Yards and Golden Balls.

Mather said in a statement that “the time feels right to take on a new challenge.”

Ormerod, meanwhile, also began at Endemol as a creative intern, first joining in 2005. He held several creative roles at the BBC and RDF from 2010 onwards, with development credits including BBC2′s Class Dismissed with Frank Skinner, BBC3′s 24 Hour Panel People and BBC1′s Epic Win and That Puppet Game Show. He series produced the latter with The Jim Henson Company before becoming the executive producer for comedy entertainment at BBC Productions.

Ormerod returned to Endemol in 2014 as head of development at Remarkable Television and last year joined Mather when he moved to the central creative team.

“Nick’s always been hugely supportive of me and together we’ve built a brilliant department that houses some of the best young creatives in the industry,” said Ormerod. “Needless to say, I’m very excited to be stepping up to this new role and to lead the team I began my career with.”


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