Marcus Arthur, President of BBC Studios UK & Ireland, has taken over as the new CEO of UKTV. It follows the separation of BBC Studios’ and Discovery’s joint interest in the company.
Arthur replaces Darren Childs who announced his departure earlier this year.
UKTV’s new CEO, replacing Darren Childs who announced his departure earlier this year.
He’ll be joined by Suzanne Burrows, Sam Tewungwa and Sarah Sparkes in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Counsel respectively.
All three will be based at UKTV’s office in Hammersmith and they hold these positions in conjunction with their current roles at BBC Studios UK, which are Finance Director for the UK Region and Global Operations, Commercial Director UK, and Director of Business & Legal Affairs, UK.
Simon Michaelides, who was UKTV’s Chief Commercial Officer, is taking on the role of Chief Transformation Officer in the new structure, and Simon Brown’s current role is expanding to include responsibility for strategy across UKTV and BBC Studios UK region. His new title is Director Strategy BBC Studios UK and Strategy, Insight & Regulatory Affairs UKTV.