BBC Studios’ Jon Penn, formerly Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, will become Exec. Vice President, of a restructured Asia-Pacific regional business, comprising BBC Studio’s international sales and distribution.
Paul Dempsey, President, Global Distribution said, “Jon’s ability and experience makes him ideally suited to extend his remit across our successful Asia business. He has overseen an impressive growth story in Australia and New Zealand and this is a great opportunity to bring our fast growing Asia business into a formidable APAC region.”
Jon Penn said, “Having spent many years working throughout the region, I’m thrilled to be offered the opportunity to bring the ANZ and Asia teams together for the first time. We will continue to bring the very best of the BBC’s world-class content to customers throughout Asia Pacific.”
Prior to his BBC role Penn was previously CEO Asia-Pacific for Fremantle’s International distribution division for 4 years.