Jane Turton Named CEO of Production Firm All3Media
The Discovery, Liberty Global-owned U.K.-based company's shows include 'Wolf Hall,' 'Undercover Boss' and 'Skins.'
Jane Turton has been named the new CEO of U.K.-headquartered production firm All3Media, which Discovery Communications and Liberty Global acquired last year.
The All3Media board said on Thursday that the managing director has been promoted to the CEO role with immediate effect "to lead the global production company into its next phase of growth and creative excellence."
Turton joined All3Media in Oct. 2008 as director of business development and business affairs and deputy COO. In 2011, she was made COO. She has been leading All3Media’s business on an interim basis since September, when the firm's previous CEO left.
James Rosenstock, Discovery executive vp corporate development, said: "Jane Turton has done an outstanding job of leading All3Media with a winning combination of creative acumen and operational excellence."
Added Niall Curran, president of Liberty Global content investments: "After a global search for a new CEO, Jane was the resounding and clear choice to lead All3Media’s business in 2015 and beyond."
Turton said: "I am delighted to become CEO of All3Media, it’s a hugely exciting time to be leading an international production company. With its wealth of incredible talent and breadth of award-winning content All3Media is in prime position to take full advantage of the opportunities opening up in the ever-changing content market." She also vowed to continue the firm's global growth.
All3Media group consists of 20 production and distribution companies. Preserving its federal operating model, All3Media continues to operate with an independent executive management team, led by Turton, and creative autonomy.
All3Media’s shows include Skins and Midsomer Murders, Undercover Boss and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It has most recently had a big hit with BBC Two historical drama Wolf Hall, starring Damian Lewis.