Warner Bros Discovery Unveils Leadership Restructuring in UK and Ireland Under Antonio Ruiz

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Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland has unveiled its senior leadership team, which will work under new General Manager Antonio Ruiz.

The appointments include Clare Laycock who takes on the editorial responsibility, including local content production, programming and media planning, Neil Marshall handed over the cinema distribution and local film production and acquisition, and Alison Morris led the TV licensing and digital distribution of home entertainment.

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Other moves see Katie Coteman take on Ad-Sales, including Advertising, Digital Ad-Sales, Sponsorships and Sport Solutions; Alex Foley leads insights, strategy and retail planning; Alex Lewis – Marketing, creative services, brand partnerships, franchise management, social media and consumer PR; and Rachel Wakley oversees retail, consumer products, physical home video, games, supply chain and experiences.

An Affiliate Sales leader and other appointments will follow in due course.

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Allan Stenhouse will leave the UK and Ireland operations to join the Warner Bros Discovery International Television Distribution team which leads marketing and reports to Robert Blair, President of WBD International Television Distribution.

About the appointments, Warner Bros. Discovery General Manager, Antonio Ruiz: “Since becoming General Manager for the UK and Ireland, I have focused on defining our strategy and structure and today I am delighted to announce my new leadership team. Both legacy companies house tremendous talent, which makes me even more excited about the organization we are building for the future, as we strive to maximize our portfolio of brands, content, products and channels, along with our ambitions to be a hugely successful streaming business, in the UK and Ireland.”

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