Banijay-owned UK scripted label Tiger Aspect has appointed UKTV’s director of legal & business affairs, Zoe Brown, to the new role of chief commercial officer.
Brown will join Tiger Aspect’s newly established leadership team, which includes head of drama Lucy Bedford, head of comedy David Simpson and COO Helen Wright, working closely with the team to deliver an ambitious growth plan.
She will also be responsible for commercially and strategically supporting a number of other Banijay UK scripted labels, including Douglas Road, Shiny Button and Blacklight Television.
Brown will report to Banijay UK CEO, Lucinda Hicks, and begin her new role at Tiger Aspect, which is behind shows including the The Good Karma Hospital for ITV and Peaky Blinders for BBC One, in autumn.
Serving as director of legal & business affairs at UKTV for the past four years, Brown has worked closely with the board to help develop UKTV content, set strategy and negotiate third-party funding deals.
Prior to UKTV, she held roles at the BBC, most recently as head of commercial, rights & business affairs for drama, films & acquisitions, and previously senior legal and business affairs manager, drama, films & acquisitions, fiction, vision.
“It wasn’t just Tiger Aspect’s reputation, expertise and content that attracted me to this role, but also the people and culture,” commented Brown. “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of Tiger’s new direction and I am really excited to work with everyone there.”