Remarkable co-MD gets Endemol Shine UK post

Endemol Shine UK has promoted one of the managing directors of subsidiary prodco Remarkable Television to take on a centralised creative director role.

Nick MatherNick Mather (pictured) will become the creative director of Endemol Shine UK’s central creative team, a long-running formats initiative that he and around 60 other executives have taken part in.

The post will see him focus on development of IP across platforms and to get commissions from UK broadcasters.

Jamie Ormerod will support him as head of entertainment and formats at the central creative team as he is promoted from his role as Remarkable’s head of entertainment development.

The role is, in effect, an expanded version of the chief creative officer post David Flynn held before leaving Endemol Shine UK, the British arm of the Endemol Shine Group, earlier this year.

The post also brings Mather back into a central creative group post for the second. He was controller of entertainment and formats at then-Remarkable parent group Endemol before taking on the co-MD post two years ago, and before that had began his career at the central creative team before moving to the BBC development team.

Mather’s move leaves Remarkable in need of new management, as the other co-MD, Collette Foster, left in April. Details of this will follow at a later date, an Endemol Shine spokesperson said.

“The central creative team has long been a home for experimentation and development of new ideas as well as bringing through new talent at Endemol UK,” said Richard Johnston, who was named CEO of Endemol Shine UK earlier this year.

“In all respects there is no one better suited than Nick to head up this engine room for the expanded group and we’re delighted he has accepted the challenge to take on this new role.”

The development also follows the news Endemol Shine UK chairman Lucas Church is exiting. He became the latest big name to exit following the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media in December last year.