Fremantle’s Easy Tiger Taps Rob Gibson as CEO


Rob Gibson, former head of originals at Stan, has become CEO at Easy Tiger Productions.

Gibson will be assessing potential finance models for drama production with an eye on international partners and collaborations. At Stan, he oversaw the commission and production of No Activity, Wolf Creek and Bloom, among others. Prior to Stan, Rob worked as a producer in Los Angeles and Sydney for production company Circle of Confusion (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead) and as an independent producer in Australia.

Gibson, CEO and producer at Easy Tiger, said: “It’s a thrilling time to be in the business of screen storytelling globally, and at Stan I’ve been privileged to help build a thriving Originals business, partnering with exceptional creatives to make bold, award-winning shows. Ian and the team at Easy Tiger are renowned for their passionate support of our best and brightest creative talents in creating acclaimed, captivating television. I couldn’t be more excited to join them, and join forces with the Fremantle team globally, to help outstanding storytellers make ground-breaking shows for the local and global audience.”

Ian Collie, founder and producer at Easy Tiger, added: “With increasing pressure to seek international funding for Drama, Rob’s understanding of the global industry and deal-making finesse will be invaluable to our business. He is also brilliant at nurturing talent which is something we pride ourselves on at Easy Tiger.”

Chris Oliver-Taylor, CEO for the Asia Pacific at Fremantle, said: “On behalf of the board of Easy Tiger, we are thrilled to welcome Rob to the company. Rob will add significant international experience to the brilliant team led by Ian Collie at Easy Tiger.”