CPLG appoints new UK managing director

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

April 16th 2014 at 10:27AM
UPDATED April 16th 2014 at 12:37PM
CPLG appoints new UK managing director

Stephen Gould will replace Vickie O'Malley who leaves the company after 12 years.

CPLG has appointed Stephen Gould as its new UK managing director.

Gould will replace current UK MD, Vickie O’Malley, who is leaving the company after 12 years.

In his new role, Gould will report to CPLG’s CEO Peter Byrne and will work alongside numerous entertainment, sports and consumer brands including, Universal.

Gould is currently commercial director at DHX Media and was previously commercial director at Ragdoll Worldwide, where he lead global brands such as Teletubbies and In the Night Garden.

Byrne has welcomed the new appointment.

“Stephen has an impressive track record in building major global brands with experience not only as a licensee, licensor and agent, but also with a background in sourcing and development,” he said.

“He is going to be a great asset to CPLG. I would like to thank Vickie for her incredible work and immense passion as part of CPLG over the last 12 years and wish her the very best in her future endeavours.

“I look forward to Stephen taking the helm as the company gears up for the next phase of growth.”

Gould added: “CPLG has such an incredible pedigree and linease and is a company I have greatly admired and worked with for many years so I am very excited to be taking on this pivotal and challenging role in leading the expansion and growth of the UK division and its enviable portfolio of top-tier brands.”