Confirmation today that Anita Jacoby has been pushed out of the role of Managing Director at ITV Studios Australia after 2 years in the role.
Jacoby confirmed the decision in a statement this afternoon : “I can confirm that I have left my role as MD of ITV Studios Australia.This is a consequence of ITV PLC restructuring its Australian leadership as a result of its increased foreign acquisitions, including Talpa Media.”
“I am proud of my two year legacy, strengthening ITV by the recruitment of outstanding talent and having secured commissions for major international formats including “I’m A Celebrity” and “The Chase”.
“I leave knowing that changes I have made will help ensure ITV Australia is in better shape than ever for the future.”
Jacoby had been in the role since August 2013. The announcement comes in the same week that it was confirmed ITV Studios Australia Head of Entertainment Hilary Innes had departed to join the Ten Network.
During Jacoby’s two years at the helm, ITV produced programs including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, Paddock to Plate, Come Dine with Me Australia, Plonk, First ANZACs and Seven’s upcoming new gameshow The Chase Australia.
A spokesperson for ITV Studios confirmed Jacoby's departure to this website today stating, "We would like to wish her the very best for the future."
Augustus Dulgaro has been appointed Acting Managing Director of the company while they undertake a search for a new MD.
Source - TVTonight