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Fremantle APAC boss Ian Hogg exits

Ian Hogg, the CEO of FremantleMedia Australia and Asia Pacific has announced plans to depart from the company after ten years at the helm.

ian_hogg_1Hogg will leave the business at the end of the month. The company said “a successor will be announced in due course.”

He has been responsible for the overall management and business performance of FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) since 2009. He took on a wider role as CEO, Asia Pacific in 2011, adding responsibility for the company’s production operations across Asia.

The exec has looked over FMA productions including Family Feud, Great Australian Bake Off, Grand Designs Australia, Escape from the City, The X Factor, Australia’s Got Talent and Australian Idol.

He began his career in production and programming at Channel Ten and went on to assume key positions at TV3 New Zealand, Becker Group and MGM Worldwide.

Hogg said: “The opportunity to lead the exceptional team at FMA is a career highlight. It is a business steeped in history that continues to write new chapters. I am particularly proud of the diversity of content we have produced while at the helm.

“I thank all those who’ve shared in this experience with me and genuinely wish the group’s fantastic leadership and staff the very, very best moving forward.”

FMA’s group CEO, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, added: “On behalf of his many colleagues and friends across FremantleMedia, I would like to thank Ian for the significant contribution he has made to our business and to wish him well for the future.”