STV Productions md Alan Clements is to leave the company in early May after 10 years with the business.
He was appointed Director of Content in 2008. Before STV, he founded indie Wark Clements with his wife Kirsty Wark. The company merged with fellow Scottish indie Ideal World in 2004 and Clements became chairman and head of specialist factual. The rebranded IWC Media was sold to RDF Media in 2005.
Simon Pitts, Chief Executive Officer, STV Group plc, said: “As we embark on a new growth strategy for the business, the time is right for fresh creative leadership. Alan’s legacy is an STV Productions that is very well placed to meet the surge in demand for Nations and Regions programming, with a highly talented and capable team and a healthy pipeline, including two new drama commissions for BBC1. He leaves with all our thanks for everything he has accomplished and our very best wishes for continued success in the future. A process to appoint a successor to Alan will now commence.”
Alan Clements said: “I am sad to be leaving the great team at STV Productions but delighted I leave the company in such good shape. Entertainment, led by audience favourite Catchphrase, is booming. Factual continues to perform brilliantly, from the juggernaut of Antiques Road Trip to the impact of Ross Kemp in Barlinnie. And the drama is back with The Victim currently filming and Elizabeth Is Missing commissioned. I’m so proud of the fact that STV Productions will be the biggest indie in Scotland in 2018 and I wish all who work there all the very best for the future.”
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