Channel 4’s Head of Portfolio Management for Channels and VOD, Richard Brent is to step down from his role and will leave Channel 4 early this year.

In the role of Head of Portfolio Management, Brent has led the scheduling teams across all of Channel 4’s portfolio of channels, and its programme management strategy across all services including All 4 – working closely with the Director of Programmes, commissioning team and the All 4 team.

Brent joined Channel 4 in 2011 as Channel Manager before being appointed Head of Channel Management in 2013 and then Head of Portfolio Management in 2015. Prior to this he was Head of Scheduling and Planning at Channel 5, and before that held senior scheduling roles at BBC ONE and BBC Daytime.

Richard Brent said: “I’ve had a fantastic time at Channel 4 and I’m incredibly proud of what’s been achieved by all the talented and hugely creative people here over the last eight years, but now feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.”

Ian Katz said: “Richard is a master of the dark art of scheduling and has had a huge impact at Channel 4 in his eight years here. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Staff Reporter

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