Southern Star production Executive Howard Parker will be leaving the company at Christmas, to pursue new opportunities.
Parker has been with Southern Star for 17 years and has overseen the production of many major series, including all nine series of Big Brother.
Janeen Faithfull, CEO of Southern Star Entertainment said, “I have worked with Howard over many years and his professionalism, experience and dedication to the shows, his crews and to Southern Star has been exemplary. There are many, many production personnel who have benefited from his mentoring, his support and his guidance. “
“I wish Howard every success with his future endeavours and he leaves us knowing he has made a substantial contribution to the Company’s successes over the years as well as many friendships.”
Howard said: “Big Brother has been the biggest challenge, the biggest budget, the biggest crew and the biggest success of my career to date.”
“My personal reward has always come from working with our wonderful staff / crews and trying to assist them in any way I could to achieve their career aspirations. I loved mentoring staff whenever possible. Their success in their careers has always been my reward.”
“I depart with continued loyalty to Southern Star and great affection for the wonderful friendships I have made both at SS and throughout the industry. I look forward to pursuing new production opportunities in the New Year.”
Howard’s other extensive production credits for Southern Star include Deal or No Deal, Beauty & the Geek, Undercover Boss, Ready Steady Cook, Gladiators, Forensic Investigators, No Leave No Life and many other successful entertainment / reality formats.