ITV has appointed Andrew Cosslett as its new Chairman, succeeding Peter Bazalgette, who will step down after simply over six years within the position and 9 years at the board. The United Kingdom broadcaster mentioned as of late that Cosslett will sign up for the board as an impartial Non-executive Director and Chair Designate from June 1 and can turn out to be Non-executive Chair from September 29 when Bazalgette exits.
Cosslett may be the Chair of global house growth corporate Kingfisher PLC and is the previous Leader Govt of InterContinental Motels Crew in addition to former Chair of the Rugby Soccer Union, the game’s governing frame in England.
At the appointment, ITV Leader Govt Carolyn McCall mentioned, “ITV could be very thankful to Baz for the position he has performed as our Chair as we’ve got remodeled the Corporate into the a lot more potent, extra versatile and digitally scaled industry it’s as of late. He’s going to be a great deal ignored via all the industry. The following few years will probably be thrilling for ITV as we release ITVX and proceed to ship our virtual acceleration. I’m actually happy that Andrew, together with his large wealth of revel in, will probably be with us as Chair as we keep growing and ship on our ambition.”
Mentioned Cosslett, “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of ITV. That is an exhilarating time for the media sector with viewing behavior and the desires of advertisers evolving impulsively. Right through the years of Peter’s chairmanship ITV has gone through a exceptional transformation and could be very neatly positioned to profit from those sector developments. The Corporate has an enviable popularity for connecting with thousands and thousands of other folks each day, reflecting and shaping tradition. I’m taking a look ahead to supporting Carolyn and the staff at the subsequent leg in their thrilling adventure.”
And Bazalgette added, “I’m taking a look ahead to Andrew becoming a member of the Board in June and to handing the Chair position to him in September. My years at ITV were thrilling, stress-free and intensely rewarding. During the last six years, ITV has effectively navigated quite a few demanding situations, together with the unparalleled disruption of COVID-19. In spite of those, the manager staff has pushed the virtual modernization of the industry whilst handing over programming in the perfect traditions of Public Carrier Broadcasting. ITV is taking a look ahead to a powerful long run as a in point of fact virtual media and leisure corporate and I go away it in the perfect of arms.”