FremantleMedia ups MacKay

Exec expands duties to include Australasia, Asia

HOLLYWOOD — Catherine Mackay has been promoted to the newly created post of regional CEO, USA, Australasia and Asia for the international producer FremantleMedia.

Mackay, who is based in New York, was deputy CEO of FremantleMedia North America and CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises. She will continue to perform this latter role alongside her new one and to report to FremantleMedia CEO Tony Cohen.

As regional CEO, Mackay will be responsible for driving the performance and growth of FremantleMedia’s production operations in the USA, Australasia and Asia, and for FremantleMedia Enterprises’ various distribution businesses.

In North America, she will work with David Lyle, president, Entertainment and Drama, FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) and Cecile Frot-Coutaz, COO, FMNA. In Australia, she will work with Andrew Brooke, CEO Grundy Australasia, and in Asia, with Sue Adams, managing director Asia.

FremantleMedia’s production operation in the U.S. ranges from the hit “American Idol” on Fox to “Cupid” on CBS.

Mackay joined FremantleMedia, then known as Pearson Television, in 1995. She was appointed CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises, responsible for licensing, merchandising and program distribution operations worldwide, in May 2001.

Mackay moved to the U.S. in 1997 to take on the role of exec president of Operations for Pearson’s North American syndication business. Before that she was general manager of Pearson’s broadcasting division in Asia, based in Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.

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