Pat Younge has been named as the new Non-Executive Director for the ITV Studios Board.
As Non-Executive Director, he will assist with the ongoing implementation of the Studios strategy, offer specialist advice and help develop the business. He replaces Denise O’Donoghue who previously held the role.
Younge is currently the co-founder of and co-MD of Cardiff Productions, which he joined in May of this year from Sugar Films which he co-founded in 2015. Previously, he led the BBC Television Production studio, responsible for over 2500 hours of TV programming annually across comedy, drama, entertainment, factual as well as multi-platform. Responsible for 3,000 programme makers in six bases across the UK, production from his teams included some of the world’s biggest shows, including Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Dr Who and Planet Earth.
Prior to that, he spent four years in the US as President of US cable network, Travel Channel Media, driving improvements in ratings, revenues and profitability. During his time, shows like Emmy award winning Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and global break-out hit, Man v Food, were introduced.
He has also worked in BBC Sport and at Channel 4, and started his career at ITV with London Weekend Television. His Hack The Moon project was shortlisted in this years Webby awards.
Pat Younge said: “It’s good to be coming back to ITV where I started my career. Julian has built a great team and ITV Studios has some fantastic labels, and I hope to help them build on their successes.”
Julian Bellamy, Managing Director, ITV Studios added: “Pat is a renowned leader in our industry with extensive experience across programme making, running Studios and TV channels. His contribution to the ITV Studios Board will be invaluable and I’m looking forward to working with him.”