ITV Studios Global Entertainment – the international distribution division of ITV Studios – has promoted Ruth Clarke to the position of Managing Director, TVWise has learned.
Ruth Clarke joined ITV Studios in 2012 as Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. She most recently served as Executive Vice-President of Content Strategy & Investment and was responsible for global content strategy across all genres.
As Managing Director, Clarke will oversee ITV Studios’ global distribution strategy and will continue to preside over the distributor’s content acquisition activity. She will report directly to Maria Kyriacou, President of International for ITV Studios.
“ITVS GE has grown consistently over the last five years having built a stellar global network of producers from both within ITVS and the wider business”, said Maria Kyriacou. “Ruth’s leadership of the content strategy has put the business on the right footing for our next phase of growth and I know she will work really well with the fantastic ITVS GE team to achieve this.”
“The business is in a great position – we have a brilliant team representing a world-class portfolio of content across almost all genres”, added Ruth Clarke. “It’s a fascinating time to be working in the global television business, the opportunities are vast and my priority will be for ITVS GE to continue to make the very most of them.”