TV Tonight understands Anita Jacoby has departed as managing director of ITV Studios Australia after 2 years in the role.
The former Zapruder’s Other Films executive was appointed in August 2013, replacing outgoing MD Leonie Lowe.
In that time she has overseen productions including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, Paddock to Plate, Come Dine with Me Australia, Plonk, First ANZACs and the upcoming series of The Chase Australia. She has also made key executive appointments within ITV ranks.
Prior to ITV her impressive credits include Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Elders, The Gruen Transfer, 60 Minutes, Sunday and Witness.
The versatile Jacoby also sponsors the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship for final year students and graduates of journalism.
Statement from Anita Jacoby: “I can confirm that I have left my role as MD of ITV Studios Australia.This is a consequence of ITV PLC restructuring its Australian leadership as a result of its increased foreign acquisitions, including Talpa Media. I am proud of my two year legacy, strengthening ITV by the recruitment of outstanding talent and having secured commissions for major international formats including “I’m A Celebrity” and “The Chase”. I leave knowing that changes I have made will help ensure ITV Australia is in better shape than ever for the future.”