ITV has announced that Gerry Donohoe, the managing director of Granada Ventures, is to leave the company.
Donohoe has been with ITV for over 17 years and during his tenure at GV he was responsible for managing the success of the Thunderbirds licensing initiative, while also bringing a diverse range of top names and brands to the firm.
These include the likes of Little Britain, Catherine Tate, The Royle Family, Al Murray and the BBC's Numberjacks.
He will stand down at the end of April after supporting the merger of Granada Ventures and Granada International into one single Worldwide content exploitation division.
"My time at ITV and Granada Ventures has been hugely rewarding," said Donohoe. "I've been fortunate enough to work alongside some exceptionally talented people on a wide range of successful entertainment branads, and I'd like to thank my colleagues for all their commitment and enthusiasm.
"Thanks to their hard work, talent and determination, Granada Ventures has made a major contribution to the business over the years."
Peter Iacono, MD and president of ITV Worldwide, added: "During his time at Granada Ventures, Gerry's expertise has significantly raised the visibility of the company and brought some of the UK's biggest and most popular brands into the ITV family.
"He has been a great manager and valued colleague and we wish him all the very best for the future."