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STV’s Clements to exit

The MD of the production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV is to leave the company in May.

Alan Clements

Alan Clements, MD of STV Productions, has been behind shows including Antiques Road Trip, Catchphrase and BBC drama The Thriller.

His exit comes a month after STV CEO Simon Pitts said he would be carrying out a strategic review of the business after pre-tax profits slipped.

Pitts, who joined STV last year, said: “As we embark on a new growth strategy for the business, the time is right for fresh creative leadership.

“Alan’s legacy is an STV Productions that is very well placed to meet the surge in demand for Nations and Regions programming, with a highly talented and capable team and a healthy pipeline, including two new drama commissions for BBC1.”

“He leaves with all our thanks for everything he has accomplished and our very best wishes for continued success in the future.”

A process to appoint a successor has started. Last month STV productions appointed a new head of daytime and popular factual to oversee domestic and international growth.

Clements said: “I am sad to be leaving the great team at STV Productions but delighted I leave the company in such good shape.

“I’m so proud of the fact that STV Productions will be the biggest indie in Scotland in 2018 and I wish all who work there all the very best for the future.”

STV Productions has a strategic development partnership with Motion Content Group to create new entertainment, factual and drama projects for the UK and international markets.

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