Former Agatha Christie Limited ceo Hilary Strong has joined media group Bob & Co as ceo.


Strong will focus on developing the company’s existing production slate across a range of formats including television drama and factual, film, theatre, and digital. She will also be spearheading the company’s investments into a new literary estates business.


Bob & Co’s portfolio includes drama indie Duchess Street Productions, film producer SUMS Media, docs indie Woodcut Media, specialist factual and factual entertainment and lifestyle programming indie Spark TV, licensing and merchandising house Larkshead Media and  investment arm The Cultural Capital Fund.


Bob Benton, President and Founder of Bob & Co says, “With over 20 years in the industry Hilary Strong has an impeccable business pedigree and the ability to straddle both the commercial and creative space effectively in a global market. Her track record at Hat Trick, Chorion and most recently, Agatha Christie Limited consolidated her position as the perfect choice to take Bob & Co to the next stage of the business’ development. Our joint ambition is to make Bob & Co the go to media production and investment group, where the best talent can create the most engaging and entertaining content across all our businesses areas.”


Hilary Strong says, “I am excited to be taking on the role of CEO at Bob & Co at a time the industry is seeing a genuine convergence and cross fertilisation between media platforms. Bob Benton is a visionary who has pulled together outstanding production talent across scripted, unscripted, digital and theatre production and combined their businesses with a highly active media investment fund.  In addition to the current production and finance business, we will be investing in a new rights ownership business, which will be acquiring literary estates. This will be supported by, and will feed into, our existing production businesses across all platforms. To have this opportunity within a single group is rare and extremely exciting; I look forward to taking the businesses forward and the storytelling that will ensue.”


Jon Creamer

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