Ragdoll taps new CEO as Wood becomes chairman

LONDON — “Teletubbies” shingle Ragdoll has a new CEO as part of a restructure that sees founder Anne Wood redefining her responsibilities.

Mark Hollingsworth, the company’s commercial director, steps into the newly created role of CEO while Wood becomes chairman.

Hollingsworth will oversee the shingle’s future development as well as continuing in his old role.

Andrew Davenport, co-creator of “Teletubbies,” creator and author of “In the Night Garden” and a Ragdoll board member for the past two years, is upped to creative director, a position held previously by Wood who formed the producer in 1984.

She said “This reassigning of responsibilities will allow my very creative, experienced and loyal team the freedom to develop their own special talents and expertise.

“It will allow me to concentrate on what I love doing most: bringing new and innovative programs into production.

“I consider myself extremely fortunate in having such a team and such an opportunity to continue to do more of what Ragdoll does best.”

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