Therese Hegarty appointed CEO of Helium

Former Seven Studios exec becomes CEO of Mark Fennessy's new indie, Helium.

Therese Hegarty, recently Chief Executive of Seven Studios Group, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of recently-established indie Helium.

Hegarty was previously VP Production & Business for Beyond International, and has extensive experience in program development, production and distribution across both production company and broadcast platforms.

She will now steer Helium’s Australian content for local and international audiences and manage partnership opportunities with industry.

Helium Founder, Chief Creative Officer & Chair Mark Fennessy said: “Therese is a highly talented and respected executive. In balancing creative excellence with astute business acumen, she has achieved extraordinary things.

“She is perfectly suited to lead our vibrant young team and I’m delighted she has agreed to join us.”

Therese Hegarty said, “Mark is a hugely talented and successful executive, creative and a truly lateral thinker, and I am thrilled to be joining him and the wonderful Helium team. The company already has great momentum, and I am excited to build on that energy and field of opportunity to help shape Helium’s future growth in the Australian and global content market.”

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