Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine Group Names Kelly Webb-Lamb Shine TV Managing Director

7:31 AM PST 09/25/2013 by Stuart Kemp

The exec will be tasked with continuing to grow the division's factual programming output.

LONDON – Shine Group, founded and run by Elisabeth Murdoch, has boosted Kelly Webb-Lamb to Shine TV managing director.

Webb-Lamb's promotion sees the executive moving from being Shine TV creative director, a position she has occupied for the past 18 months, to be the division's managing director.

During her time as creative director she has overseen production slate growth through new launches and successful returning series.

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These have included Britain's Best Bakery, recently re-commissioned by ITV1 and successfully adapted in France, Jewish Mum of the Year for Channel 4, Nursing the Nation for ITV1, Channel 5's returning show Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers and Sky 1’s Ashley Banjo's Street Crew.

Recent commissions include the forthcoming Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance for Sky 1, ITV1’s Saturday Farm with Dick and James Strawbridge and a range of documentaries including Karaoke Nights, part of the Up All Night season announced by Channel 4 earlier this week and Idris Elba: King of Speed, a co-production with Shine North, for BBC 2.

Webb-Lamb joined Shine TV in March 2012 from her role as director of factual programs at Princess Productions as part of a restructuring of the U.K.-based Shine Group production companies that saw Shine TV move from multi-genre production to a focus on factual, factual entertainment and features genres.

Shine TV and Princess Productions chief executive Henrietta Conrad said: "Kelly has done an exceptional job in delivering brilliant popular factual programs to a range of broadcasters over the last eighteen months and has a bulging development slate which promises so much going into next year. It is credit to her that Shine TV is in such great shape, the promotion is richly deserved and I look forward to continuing to work with her."

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