Ragdoll shuffles its board

Responsibilities reassigned at Teletubbies and In The Night Garden firm.
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Ragdoll has made a number of changes to its board of directors.

Mark Hollingsworth takes on the role of chief executive officer and will oversee the future development of the company, extending his role as Ragdoll's commercial director.

Meanwhile, Andrew Davenport (co-creator of the Teletubbies and author and creator of In The Night Garden) will continue to work on his own productions for Ragdollm, but now assumes a wider role as creative director. Davenport, who joined the board in 2006, will also contribute to the creative direction of the company as a whole.

Davenport will also join Hollingsworth as a director of Ragdoll Worldwide, the joint venture between Ragdoll and BBC Worldwide.

Anne Wood (pictured), the founder of Ragdoll, will chair the board while continuing to work with writers and producers in an originating role.

"This reassigning of responsibilities will allow my very creative, experienced and loyal team, the freedom to develop their own special talents and expertise," explained Wood.

"It will allow me to concentrate on what I love doing the most - bringing new and innovative programmes into production. I consider myself extremely fortunate in having such a team and such an opportunity to continue to do more of what Ragdoll does best.

"I am so proud of what the company has already achieved and very excited about its creative future."

The other board members - Christopher Wood and Sue James - will continue in their existing roles of producer and head of the children's response unit and director of production respectively.

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