Rod Henwood Upped to Executive Chairman of Tin Roof Media


Tin Roof Media, which houses Blink Films and Outline Productions, has promoted Rod Henwood to executive chairman following his time as non-executive chairman for several years.

Henwood brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as COO of The Ink Factory, where he retains his position as non-executive director; CEO of the U.K., Belgium and the Netherlands at Banijay; new business director at Channel 4; managing director of Central ITV; and managing director of Fox Kids.

Henwood’s promotion reflects Tin Roof’s increased growth, with Blink Films and Outline Productions in production on a slate of new and returning series for an expanding client roster in the U.K. and globally. Group turnover is forecast to grow by 40 percent this year, and hours in production have increased by 20 percent over the last year with new clients such as ABC/Hulu, CBS/Paramount+, Netflix and discovery+.

Andrew Green, head of investments at Rockpool, the largest shareholder of Tin Roof Media, said: “Rod has been working with Rockpool and the teams at Blink and Outline for the last three years, and we’re very pleased with what we’ve achieved together in that time. Stepping up to exec chairman is the logical next step given the progress we’ve made and the scale the business is now reaching, and we’re delighted with his commitment to the group.”

Henwood added: “Tin Roof has had a very successful three years. Our growth is accelerating, with a significant increase in turnover, hours in production and with a growing spread of business across multiple genres for an expanding customer base of U.K. and U.S. broadcasters and streamers. We are now in position to investigate strategic opportunities for the business, including organic growth by bringing in new business winners and new labels or through investment into the group to support further expansion and take Tin Roof to the next stage.”