Gary Carter to Leave Endemol Shine Group

Gary Carter

The veteran executive, named co-CEO of international earlier this year, will exit the company by the summer.

Veteran television executive Gary Carter, who just took on the job of co-CEO of international operations at newly formed production giant Endemol Shine, will leave the company by the summer.

In a letter to Endemol Shine staff, company CEO Sophie Turner Laing said Carter decided early on that working within the newly merged group “was not for him.” Turner-Laing said she reluctantly accepted his resignation.

"I have greatly valued Gary’s skills and appreciate his work to date in bedding in the new company, but I am respectful of his decision and characteristic honesty in wanting to say no for the benefit of all,” Laing wrote.

In a statement, Carter said the decision to leave Endemol Shine was “a difficult and very personal” one, but that as the integration of reality TV giants Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media gathered momentum it became “clear to me that (the group) is not a long-term home for me personally.”

Carter, formerly a COO at FremantleMedia, joined Shine Group in 2013, initially overseeing the company's Northern European operations and the company's off-air ancillary division Shine 360°. Following Shine's three-way merger with Endemol and Core Media late last year, he was promoted to international co-CEO of the new group. 

Carter will continue in that role in the coming months as Endemol Shine finds a replacement.