Absolute has promoted Chris Batten to Managing Director.

Batten joined Absolute as Executive Producer in 2022, following over twenty years at The Mill.  As well as a “continued focus on elevating Absolute’s end-to-end offering industry wide”, in his new role he will be charged with providing “strategic input into the studio’s exciting plans for the future”, which include an office move and a complete tech overhaul.

Chris Batten comments: “It’s been brilliant to work with such a talented and dedicated team. Even in a difficult market, we’ve continued to gather momentum, opening doors to some fantastic opportunities. We’ve some exciting times ahead and as MD, I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to developing further what is an already highly regarded and respected studio.”

David Smith, CEO, Absolute, adds: “Chris has quickly made a lasting impression on the entire team. Not only is he passionate about the work, he is also widely respected within the industry and has such a calm and considered approach. I look forward to having him by my side as we look towards Absolute’s next chapter.”


Jon Creamer

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