30 Jun 2010

Directors UK announces the appointment of Andrew Chowns as its new CEO

Andrew Chowns is currently Chief Operating Officer and Director of Business Affairs at PACT. Andrew was previously Commercial Director of ITV2 and Controller of Legal and Business Affairs at ITV Network. He will be joining Directors UK on 1st September 2010.

Andrew joins Directors UK from PACT, the UK trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children’s and animation media companies. In his role as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Business Affairs, Andrew Chowns was responsible for overseeing the terms of trade with broadcasters, negotiations with unions and collecting societies and other major business affairs matters.

Andrew replaces Suzan Dormer who was CEO of both Directors UK and before it the Directors and Producers Rights Society (DPRS).

Press Release available on Directors UK website:

http://www.directors.uk.com/images/DirectorsUK/pdf/ceo.pdf