Ian is Senior Vice President of New Media for RTL Group, Europe’s largest entertainment network whose assets include the RTL channels and Fremantle Media. He is responsible for group-wide new media synergies, innovation, investments and strategy. Ian also sits on the board of UiTV, a Beijing-based video portal and platform provider and is CEO of Duchy Digital SA, RTL Group’s holding for innovation and investments.
Prior to his position at RTL Group, Ian worked for eight years at Turner Broadcasting, a company whose current assets include CNN, TCM and Cartoon Network to name but a few. Ian joined the organisation as Interactive Producer before being promoted to Senior Producer and EMEA Director Digital Media. In this latest position, he oversaw content strategy, development and management on all non-linear platforms and led digital product and service development within the Entertainment division as well as being consultant to the News division. Ian led the team that developed the BAFTA award-winning Cartoon Network website. His responsibilities allowed him to develop extensive experience in Online, IPTV, VOD, mobile and emerging technology across 15 European countries.
Ian’s early career includes two years producing multimedia content at Flextech Television and a year as a copywriter at Electronic Arts. Upon his graduation from university, he was a founder of Wax New Media, a boutique web agency focused on developing web solutions for the music and fashion industries.
Ian currently lives in Luxembourg with his wife and two children.