Licensing.biz has expanded its Executive Advisory Board - adding high profile names from HMV, 4Kids Entertainment, Warner Bros Consumer Products and BBC Worldwide to the panel.
Fran Jones, entertainment product buyer for HMV; Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, managing director of 4Kids Entertainment International; Neil Ross Russell, managing director of BBC Worldwide Children's & Licensing; plus Bruno Schwobthaler, senior vice president of sales and business development for EMEA at WBCP have all come on board.
The aim of the panel is to offer advice and support on the direction of Licensing.biz has it continues to grow its position within the market.
Each board member has been chosen specifically for the skills and industry experience they bring from a variety of sectors.
Existing members of the board include:
Stephen Gould, licensing consultant, RDF Kids & Family
Ian Downes, MD, Start Licensing
Mary Vacher, licensing director, Random House Children’s Publishing
Chris Protheroe, MD, Copyright Promotions Sports
Trevor Jones, licensing director, Danilo
Ciaran Coyle, MD, The Beanstalk Group
Peter Byrne, executive VP worldwide consumer products, Hit Entertainment
Caroline Mickler, brand and licensing consultant, Parthenon Entertainment.