Executive Advisory Board unveiled

Specially selected industry leaders to help shape content and direction of site.
Publish date: has formed an Executive Advisory Board which will offer advice and support on the site’s content and direction as it continues to grow.

There are 11 founding members of the board, all of whom have been chosen for their experience within the licensing industry and knowledge of certain sectors.

They are:

Stephen Gould, co-MD, 4Kids Entertainment
Ian Downes, MD, Start Licensing
Mary Vacher, licensing director, Random House Children’s
Chris Protheroe, MD, Copyright Promotions Sports
Trevor Jones, licensing director, Danilo
David Binnie, general manager, Warner Bros Consumer Products
Ciaran Coyle, MD, The Beanstalk Group
Isabelle Gilmour, VP Europe consumer products, Hasbro
Peter Byrne, executive VP worldwide consumer products, Hit Entertainment
Sonya Little, licensing manager, Woolworths
Caroline Mickler, brand and licensing consultant, Parthenon

“The feedback we have had since launching the site in September has been fantastic, with traffic on a significant upward trend,” said Samantha Loveday, editor of

“Our aim with is to make it a central part of the licensing community, and by inviting select members from that community, we can improve the site and shape it into what the industry needs and wants.”


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