Kudos has promoted Executive Producer Karen Wilson to the newly-created role of Chief Creative Officer.

Wilson will work closely with CEO Diederick Santer and COO Martin Haines, and will oversee the creative direction of the company as it gears up for its next phase of growth.

Wilson joined Kudos in 2001 and as an Executive Producer and has worked on high profile series including Hustle (BBC One), Spooks (BBC One), Utopia (Channel 4) and The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic).

Diederick Santer said; “Celebrating a quarter century of leading the way in drama, Kudos is once again evolving and reforming by bringing our smartest, hardest-working, and longest-serving creative into the leadership of the company.  Karen is a brilliant and confident colleague, epitomises all the values we aspire to at Kudos, and I’m thrilled to be working with her even more closely across all our output, including three as yet unannounced commissions.”

Prior to joining Kudos, Wilson worked as a Script Editor for both Thames Television (The Bill, ITV) and the BBC. She cut her teeth as Drama Development Assistant to Tony Garnett at World Productions before launching a freelance career working on dramas including This Life (BBC), Undercover Heart (BBC) and City Central (BBC).

Karen Wilson said; “I am passionate about Kudos; its people, its output and its ambition. So to have the opportunity to work with Diederick and Martin in shaping its future is hugely exciting. Working with both new and existing partners and collaborators I’m looking forward to delivering outstanding work for both domestic and international audiences.”

She will take up her new role with immediate effect.

Jon Creamer

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