Open Mind reveals key management changes

Founder and MD Roland Tongue to retire; Nick Underwood becomes MD.
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UK independent production company, Open Mind, has revealed key structural changes.

Founder and MD, Roland Tongue (pictured), will retire at the end of the year from the day to day management of the business. Tongue formed the company in 1989 with ex-BBC colleague, Chris Ellis.

Both will remain majority shareholders in Open Mind Productions. Tongue will work with the firm as a consultant producer on a project by project basis.

Nick Underwood - who joined the firm as a marketing consultant in 2005 before becoming commercial director in 2007 - will now become managing director of the business.

Chris Ellis will remain in a primary creative role.

In advance of the new management changes, Open Mind has launched a revamped website and is now actively seeking new partnerships and ventures to move the business forward.

"The chance to take the lead with such a well-known and highly respected brand as Open Mind is not one that I could ignore, and I'm extremely excited to have been given the opportunity," said Underwood.

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