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Hincks to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine president Tim Hincks is set to become the latest member of the recently merged mega indie’s senior management team to leave the company.

Tim Hincks

Tim Hincks

Hincks was named president of the firm in 2014 following the merger between Endemol, Core Media and Shine Group, but is now due to leave in March.

The exec, who first joined Endemol in 1999, said it was “time for a new adventure” but did not expand on his next move. The news of his departure was broken by The Financial Times in the UK.

Hincks previously plied his trade in factual and current affairs programming for the BBC and worked across Endemol’s output as creative director and chief creative officer before being named Endemol UK CEO in 2008.

He became president of Endemol Group in 2012, responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the US and UK, and was appointed president of Endemol Shine Group in October 2014, reporting to CEO Sophie Turner Laing.

“It couldn’t have been a tougher decision for me to make and I’m extremely grateful to Sophie for how understanding and helpful she has been throughout the process,” Hincks said.

“It’s very important for me that I leave this brilliantly all-consuming job first before I consider what the next challenge might be. Following my last day in the office in March, I’ll take the time to consider the future and to get round to doing all the things I haven’t had time to do – like remembering my children’s names, for example.”

Turner Laing added: “The role Tim has played in the success of the business has simply been exceptional. Throughout his time at the company, he has combined outstanding creative leadership with a keen entrepreneurial spirit, not to mention a brilliant sense of humour and fun.

“Though sad to be losing him, I do respect his desire for fresh adventures having contributed so much to the company over so many years. He will be greatly missed when he leaves us but will do so with all our very best wishes and heartfelt thanks.”

Hincks will be the latest in a long line of senior execs to leave the company, which was formed in December 2014, following the likes of Lucas Church, chairman of Endemol Shine UK and Endemol Shine Group’s (ESG) commercial board, who left last year.

Chief creative officer David Flynn has also exited, along with a slew of other senior Shine execs including founder and chair Elisabeth Murdoch, CEO Alex Mahon, Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone, Shine America’s Rich Ross, Shine International CEO Nadine Nohr and Shine Nordics boss Gary Carter.

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