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  1. Robert Lindsay Associates featured in Broadcast Magazine

    BBC group commercial director Bal Samra, A+E Networks UK senior vice-president of content and creative Heather Jones and Viacom International Media Networks chief executive David Lynn were in the audience as Carolyn Fairbairn, the Director General of the CBI, made her comments at The Presidents Breakfast, an event organised by executive search firm, Robert Lindsay Associates.

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  2. Carolyn Fairbairn speaks at 'The Presidents' Breakfast'.

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm, hosted its 16th Presidents' Breakfast in September 2017. The speaker was Carolyn Fairbairn, the Director General of the CBI.

    This event saw a move away from the usual format with Peter White, News Editor at Broadcast interviewing Carolyn in front of an audience of senior executives from the TV industry, which included Jane Turton, David Lynn, Bal Samra and David Pemsel.

    Neil Smith, Chief Executive stated, "Brexit was always going to be the main topic and Carolyn was clear in that the media industry need to speak out in issues that they are concerned. The CBI are there to help but they cannot second guess the industries concerns.

    Neil Smith commented further, "Obviously having Broadcast there is a sign that the Presidents' is a truly recognised event now and we're delighted to be featured in their September issue.

  3. Director of Affiliate Sales - Ginx

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London, is pleased to announce that Sam Taylor is joining Ginx as their new Director of Affiliate Sales, with a primary focus on Western Europe. Ginx is the UK's only eSports dedicated channel, having recently received large investments from both Sky and ITV.

    Sam was previously Head of Affiliate Sales, Western Europe for AMC Networks, where he sold their portfolio of channels into many linear and non-linear platforms.

  4. VP Programming - A+E Networks

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London, is pleased to announce that Dan Korn is joining A+E Networks as their new VP Programming for the EMEA business.

    Somewhat an industry veteran now, Dan has held senior roles at both Discovery Networks and STV. A producer by trade, Dan spent several years as SVP Programming for Discovery Europe, before joining STV to become the Creative Director for their Production Unit.

  5. VP Creative - A+E Networks

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London, is pleased to announce that Kenny Reynolds is joining A+E Networks as their new VP Creative for the EMEA business.

    Kenny has been leading brand design for content owners for many years now, having worked both client and agency side. His final corporate role was at Sky, where he led the creative output of Sky 1, Sky’s flagship channel.

  6. VP Acquisitions – MTG

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London, is pleased to announce that Bunn Beaton is joining MTGT as their new VP of Acquisitions, with a primary focus on their digital products.

    Bun was previously VP Acquisitions at BBC Worldwide where she grew and led the international acquisitions function. Prior to this, Bun was in a senior acquisitions role at MTG and therefore knows the business very well.

  7. Global Sales Director – Pinewood Group

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London is pleased to announce that Eric Stevens is joining Pinewood Studios in a newly created role of Global Sales Director, reporting directly in to Nick Smith, Pinewood’s Commercial Director.

    A graduate of Yale, Eric has spent many years in high level sales strategy roles. His last few years have been at Arts Alliance where as Commercial Director, he has spent many years building the digital cinema business across Europe and Internationally.

  8. JB PERRETTE SPEAKS AT ROBERT LINDSAY ASSOCIATES ANNUAL PRESIDENTS’ LUNCH

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm, hosted its 11th Presidents’ Lunch in March this year. The speaker was the JB Perrett, the President of Discovery Networks International.

    Neil Smith, Chief Executive stated, “JB Perrette is one of the most well-known and respected digital executives in the world and it was fascinating hearing him speak”.

    Neil Smith commented further, “I am always searching for interesting executives to speak and therefore booking JB was very exciting. The main topics were around interoperability and the need to simplifying access on-demand content to the consumer”.

    He continued, “this lunch has become one of the most trusted events in the media calendar and we proud to have built such a reputation for providing industry changing executives to address our audience of CEOs, COOs and Divisional management heads.

  9. MD Content – Antenna Serbia

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London is pleased to announce that Apostol Pentchev has joined The Antenna Group MD, Content of their Serbian operations.

    A Bulgarian national, Apostol had been, for several years, Director of Programming at Btv, Bulgaria’s largest commercial free to air channel. Before joining Antenna, Apostol worked with the Bulgarian state television, managing the youth Eurovision Song Contest.

  10. Director of Talent - BBC

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London is pleased to announce Catherine Hearne to the position of Director of Talent at the BBC. Catherine was previously Director of Recruitment at Disney where she ran all recruitment across the EMEA region.

  11. Director of Sales – Palma Pictures

    Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London is pleased to announce that Brad Blain has joined Palma Pictures in a newly created role of Director of Sales.

    Prior to joining Palma Pictures, Brad spent 4 years at ITV as Head of International Sales and Distribution within their Global Entertainment arm. He also spent several years at Fremantlemedia as Commercial Director before joining ITV in 2006.

  12. Enhanced Search Services Established with Strong New Robert Lindsay Associates Brand

    Robert Lindsay Associates have rebranded! We're delighted to introduce our freshly designed website, and to announce the launch of our new search service, RLA Select.

    We operate exclusively in the Entertainment, Broadcast and News sectors to provide unsurpassed media industry knowledge, and now our reach is expanding even further. RLA Select offers a streamlined recruitment process for management and professional talent, and sits alongside our trusted traditional Executive Search arm.

    Feel free to take a tour, and find out more about what Robert Lindsay Associates can offer.

  13. Adam Crozier is Guest Speaker at 10th Presidents' Lunch

    The 10th Presidents' Lunch hosted by Robert Lindsay Associates took place in October this year at Soho House, London. Adam Crozier, CEO of ITV, spoke at the event, which welcomes high-level figures from the media world to an exclusive gathering of their peers.

    "Adam Crozier didn't shy away from discussing some controversial issues," explained Neil Smith, Chief Executive of Robert Lindsay Associates. "ITV's position on the election debate forum has sparked some comment but Adam addressed that, describing their role as a neutral platform for existing political situations. We were also fascinated to hear his comments on the demands of running an organisation like ITV where the commercial and the creative carry equal weight, and how personnel need to reflect that blend."

    Neil concluded, " We're pleased and proud that The Presidents' Lunch continues to provide such valuable insight and discussion opportunities for our key industry executives."

  14. New Executive Creative Director at BBC Worldwide

    Our recent partnership with BBC Worldwide to find a new Executive Creative Director has resulted in the hiring of Rafaela Perera. Rafaela was previously Creative Director at Comedy Central where she developed and oversaw marketing campaigns across all communication platforms.

  15. Expansion of The Antenna Group across Eastern Europe

    Robert Lindsay Associates have been working with The Antenna Group to develop its business in Eastern Europe by appointing new heads in the region.

    Viacom veteran Peter Einstein is to take up the position of CEO of Serbian operations. After spending over 20 years building up MTV Networks across Europe, Peter became CEO of Showtime, the Middle East's leading pay TV platform, before setting up his own consultancy.

  16. New Antenna Group CEO in Slovenia

    As part of The Antenna Group expansions, we also arranged the appointment of Marijan Jurenec as CEO for the Slovenian business. Marijan, a native of Slovenia, co-founded Pop TV in 1995, which subsequently bought Kanal A. Marijan became General Director of the combined businesses, called Pro Plus. Latterly he ran CME’s entire digital operation.

  17. Zai Bennett to Take Up Director Post at Sky Atlantic

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zai Bennett as Director of Sky Atlantic for BSkyB. Zai is a well-known executive in the UK broadcasting industry having run ITV2 from 2006 to 2009, and then ITV’s portfolio of digital channels from 2009 to 2010. More recently Zai was Controller of BBC3.

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