Kirstie McLure is to step down as managing director of Pioneer Productions.

After joining the company 23 years ago, McLure is leaving the company to explore other projects.

Pioneer is not planning to replace McLure. Jonathan Hewes will remain as CEO.
McClure became managing director of Pioneer in 2011, overseeing series such as How the Universe Works for Discovery Science US, World’s Weirdest Weather for Channel 4, In The Womb for National Geographic Channel and Channel 4, David Baddiel on the Silk Road for Discovery UK and PaddleSUP: Mission Amazon for Red Bull Media House.
McLure said: "There are very few places where one can take risks and push the boundaries in factual content in such a ground-breaking way – whether that’s producing 4K content, launching SVOD channels, undertaking fast turnaround content or facilitating new international collaborations. Enabling Pioneer to become a truly international scientific and factual production company and bring complex concepts to life, in a way that appeals to everyone all over the world, has been very rewarding."
Arwel Rees, CEO of Pioneer’s parent company Tinopolis Group, said: "After 23 years at Pioneer, we are proud of everything that Kirstie has achieved. She has been such an asset to the company. We will be sad to see her go, but would like to thank her for her contribution to the Group and wish her all the best for the future.”

Staff Reporter

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