Martha Brass has been appointed BBC Studios Productions’ new chief operating officer, reporting to Ralph Lee, CEO of BBC Studios Productions.
Brass will work alongside Lee and with key stakeholders across BBC Studios and the BBC Group to deliver Studios Productions’ growth plan and meet the needs of its pool of clients. She will be responsible for the overall BBC Studios Productions P&L, providing leadership and oversight of commercial and business development activities. She will also be accountable for business operations and production across all BBC Studios Productions bases.
Brass joins BBC Studios from the Newen Group, where she was director of international operations. She was previously chief executive officer for international operations at Endemol Shine Group, which included a dual role heading up Shine France as interim CEO, leading the merger with Endemol France. Prior to the merger, Brass was dhief operating officer of Endemol Group. She has also held senior roles with 19 Entertainment and Fremantle.
Ralph Lee, CEO BBC Studios Productions said: “I’m delighted that Martha is joining BBC Studios Productions and bringing her wealth of global commercial and operational experience to this pivotal role, as we set out our ambitious growth plan to develop even more creative hits for a wider range of clients.”
Martha Brass commented: “Throughout my career in television production, I’ve been inspired by the BBC and the role it plays in setting the global standard for content creation. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ralph and the incredible BBC Studios Production team in further growing their incredible slate.”