ITV Studios has appointed three new Directors of Production, following a restructure as it grows UK and international production.

The Directors of Production will individually oversee UK Scripted, UK non-scripted and international production, supporting the creation of outstanding and distinctive content across all ITV Studios labels and indies.

Director of Production Sally Debonnaire to retire from full-time production management by early 2022. Debonnaire, who joined ITV Studios in 2012, has overseen the expansion of Studios to a 60 strong production label business. She has also been ITV’s representative on the ScreenSkills Board contributing to a pan-industry approach to production skills and training.

Matt Cleary and Helen Killeen (pictured) take on the roles of Director of Production for scripted and non-scripted respectively, reporting into David McGraynor, Chief Operating Officer, with Ben Russell taking on the role of Director of Production International and reporting directly to Lisa Perrin, Managing Director, International Production.

Meanwhile, Jeanette Moffat takes up the role of Head of Production at Lifted Entertainment and Alice Gairdner will do so at ITV Studios Daytime, while in Continuing Drama, Nader Mabadi and Lee Rayner take up the position at Emmerdale and Coronation Street respectively.

Julian Bellamy, Managing Director of ITV Studios said: “We’re working in a huge period of change for our industry, and with ITV Studios’ strategic ambition to continue to grow UK and International production, the task is only going to get bigger and production management is vital in delivering this.”

ITV Studios crafts over 8,400 hours of original programming across 60 production labels. Its global footprint spans 13 countries including the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, The Nordics, Italy and the Netherlands.

Jon Creamer

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