Andrew Moultrie has been appointed CEO of BBC Studioworks and will head up the commercial subsidiary that provides world-class studios and post-production services to the media industry.
Moultrie will join BBC Studioworks on November 4 and succeeds David Conway who is moving onto ITN as chief financial and operations officer.
Currently managing director, consumer products and publishing, UK, BBC Studios, Moultrie has been responsible for a portfolio of businesses that includes merchandising, interactive gaming, publishing, marketing, and brand management. His successes include increasing the revenue and profit of the children’s businesses, the identification and commercialisation of YouTube talents Joe & Caspar and Joe Wicks and bringing Chris Harris into the BBC via TopGear.com. In addition, his team spearheaded the #sustainableme campaign with the UK fashion industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from Google for their work in the virtual reality and augmented reality sphere.
Prior to joining the BBC, Moultrie has held a variety of sales, marketing and creative roles, spanning an international career with leading brands including Nike, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo International and Warner Bros.
“Andrew is a dynamic and collaborative leader who brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role,” said Tom Fussell, chief financial officer, BBC Studios and non-executive chair, BBC Studioworks. “He is a real visionary with a solid operational mindset and is passionate about driving Studioworks forward to build on the excellent progress to date.
“I would also like to thank David for the huge role he has played over the past five years. BBC Studioworks has flourished under his tenure as he successfully led the company’s expansion into new facilities at Television Centre, solidifying Studioworks as one of the UK’s largest TV production services companies.”
Commenting on his appointment, Moultrie said: “I’m delighted to join BBC Studioworks, a world-class and growing business, with exceptionally dedicated and talented professionals. As the media industry continues to change apace, I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on our first-class customer experience and deepen our relationships with our partners.”