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Restructure for Zodiak Rights' UK consumer products team

Reshuffle sees new roles for Jane Kennedy, Gaby Dior and Emily French Ullah among others.
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Zodiak Rights has restructured and expanded its UK consumer products team as it looks to further growth its business.

Jane Kennedy, previously senior UK licensing manager, has been promoted to head of sales, consumer products (UK), reporting in to Jennifer Lawlor, SVP strategy and planning, consumer products (UK).

In the new role, Kennedy will be responsible for the UK-based consumer products sales team and will oversee the development and roll out of all UK and international consumer products programmes.

In addition, Emily French Ullah will take on the new position of licensing manager, softlines EMEA, while Gaby Dior has been appointed international licensing manager, agents.

Team coordinator Aidan Taylor-Gooby has been promoted to junior licensing executive, reporting to Dior. He will manage agents across territories including the Middle East, Asia and Israel, as well as providing administrative support across the sales team.

As part of the new structure, two positions have been created - licensing manager, hardlines and publishing (EMEA), and retail and promotions manager, who will focus on developing relationships with key retailers in the UK and Europe and build relationships with marketing and loyalty promotions agents.

Both positions will report to Kennedy.

"This reorganisation was the next step in evolving the team in order to grow and develop our international consumer products business," explained Jennifer Lawlor, SVP strategy and planning, consumer products (UK). "We already have a high calibre team in place and I am excited to be adding to this with the creation of two new positions.

"2012 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Zodiak Rights Consumer Products."

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