Granada's Nohr steps down


Granada International managing director Nadine Nohr is stepping down with immediate effect, the company said Monday.

Nohr, a Granada veteran, is expected to devote more of her time to the role as chair of international development charity Every Child, which she took on at the beginning of the year, but will remain as a consultant to Granada for three months to ensure a smooth transition.

"I have had a wonderful experience working with ITV and Granada International, and I would like to thank my past and present colleagues for the invaluable contribution they have made to the business and to me personally," she said.

Nohr's departure comes as ITV Global Content head Dawn Airey prepares to an-nounce the appointment of a chief operating officer that insiders speculate could be Fox business affairs chief Lee Bartlett.

During her ITV tenure, Nohr successfully led the consolidation of sales units at Carlton International and Granada International, and oversaw a huge increase in scripted and non-scripted format deals.

Airey praised Nohr's "huge contribution" to the business. "Nadine is a class act — a superb negotiator, excellent leader and valued colleague and friend," she said. "ITV owes her a huge debt of gratitude for many years of diligent service."