Endemol Shine UK has appointed former BBC2 and BBC4 controller Kim Shillinglaw to the newly-established position of Director of Factual.

In the new role, Shillinglaw will lead the strategy for factual across Endemol Shine UK and oversee management of production companies Dragonfly, Dragonfly West, DSP and Bristol-based Tigress. Starting in September she will report to CEO Richard Johnston.

Peter Salmon, Chief Creative Officer at Endemol Shine Group said: “We see factual as a growth area and Kim as the ideal person to champion our ambitions. She is a creative who develops and delivers big ideas and has a great track record in innovation plus a wealth of high-level experience. She will be an incredibly valuable addition to the UK team."

Kim Shillinglaw adds: “It’s a very exciting time to join Endemol Shine UK, there is a rich track record in factual and genuine desire to build and grow this further. We want to be a home for the best talent to do inventive, exciting, high quality work that punches through and grabs the audience’s attention, right across the range of factual.”

Staff Reporter