Fremantle Kids & Family Entertainment has revealed a new structure for its Consumer Products division.
The new structure creates four key regions – UK, EMEA & Australia, the Americas and Asia. Reporting directly to EVP and general manager, Rick Glanker (pictured), each territory head will have responsibility for managing local agents and licensees in their markets. This will allow them to have a closer focus and to create territory-specific strategies to grow FremantleMedia’s global footprint.
As a result of the restructure, the central post of global head of licensing has been closed and Carl Lumbard will leave the business.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, building from scratch the agent sales platform and toy distribution partners for Tree Fu Tom, especially across Europe and Latin America," said Lumbard. "I worked with a first class global licensing team and wish everyone the very best as they continue to build the business."
Glanker added: "I know Carl’s infectious enthusiasm and presence will be much missed within the business. I want to take this opportunity to thank him wholeheartedly for his contribution to the success of Kids & Family Entertainment since he joined us in 2012, and wish him well in his future career."
In addition, as part of the new structure, Tessa Moore becomes SVP global brand management, while Caroline High has been promoted to senior licensing manager, UK.
Further appointements will be announced in due course.