Warner Bros. Discovery U.K. Sets Leadership Team Under Antonio Ruiz


Warner Bros. Discovery U.K. has set its leadership team under general manager Antonio Ruiz.

Ruiz was appointed general manager for the U.K. and Ireland back in June. The executive, who recently relocated from Madrid to London, previously served as general manager for Discovery in Spain, France and Portugal.

Ruiz has now has confirmed his top executives. The team includes:

Clare Laycock – a long-time Discovery executive who will now oversee editorial, including local content production, programming and media planning

Neil Marshall – theatrical film distribution and local film production and acquisition

Alison Morris – TV licensing and digital home entertainment distribution

Katie Coteman – ad sales including advertising, digital ad sales, sponsorships and sport solutions

Alex Foley – insights, strategy and retail planning

Alex Lewis – marketing, creative services, brand partnerships, franchise management, social media, consumer PR

Rachel Wakley – retail, consumer products, physical home video, games, supply chain and experiences

Ruiz said of his team: “Since I became general manager for the U.K. and Ireland, I’ve been focused on defining our strategy and structure and today I am delighted to announce my new leadership team.

“Both legacy companies house tremendous talent which makes me even more excited about the organization we are building for the future as we look to maximize our portfolio of brands, content, products and channels, along with our ambitions to deliver a hugely successful streaming business, in the U.K. and Ireland,” continued Ruiz.

More to come.

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