Endemol Shine appoints Chief Content Officer

Endemol Shine Australia has promoted Peter Newman, currently Managing Director, Unscripted Content to the newly-created role of Chief Content Officer.

Newman, who joined ESA in 2012, will oversee all of ESA’s productions, many of which include the biggest Reality and Entertainment titles in Australia including MasterChef Australia, Australian Survivor, Married at First Sight, Gogglebox, Australian Ninja Warrior, Ambulance Australia and upcoming productions Lego Masters, Changing Rooms and Old Peoples Home For Four Year Olds.

In addition to overseeing production and development teams, he will also contribute to the strategic direction of the company.

Peter Newman said: “I’m absolutely delighted to take on this expanded role at ESA. For me, it always has and always will be about the amazing people I work with every day across our business. As a team, we set really high standards for ourselves and I look forward to continuing to deliver the very best content to our broadcast partners now and into the future”.

Endemol Shine Australia CEO Carl Fennessy said: “This is a richly deserved promotion for an exceptionally talented executive. Peter is a world class creative leader who sets the highest standards of excellence across our programming slate. His impressive track record, hard work ethic and passion for his programming team will see him shine in his new role”.

He will report directly to CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy.

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