Ian is Head of New Media for RTL Group, Europe’s largest entertainment network who’s assets include the RTL channels and Fremantle Media. He is responsible for groupwide new media synergies, innovation, investments and strategy. Ian also sits on the board of UiTV, a Beijing based video portal and platform provider.
Prior to his position at RTL Group, Ian worked for 8 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 digital non-linear emerging platforms and led digital product and service development across both Entertainment and News divisions. Ian lead 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 managing the online production group 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.