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Zinc Media hires former ITV legal boss

UK-based Zinc Media Group has appointed a former ITV group legal director and company secretary as a non-executive director.

Andrew Garard

Andrew Garard joins Zinc having left ITV, where he was also a board member and chairman of ITN, last year after more than a decade at the UK commercial broadcaster.

In conjunction with Garard’s appointment, David Galan, non-executive director and former CEO of Zinc Media, has stepped down from the board.

At ITV, Garard was responsible for an international team overseeing global legal and business affairs. He helped lead the broadcaster’s rapid expansion in the UK production market and ITV Studios’ expansion into the US, where he oversaw legal and business matters as part of ITV’s acquisition strategy. Prior to joining ITV in 2007, Garard held a number of general counsel roles and positions at legal firms.

Zinc Media chairman Christopher Satterthwaite said: “Andrew has a wealth of TV and content creation experience in the UK independent market, including a wealth of experience in TV M&A in this country and the US.”

Galan joined Zinc Media in January 2016, initially as chief financial officer before becoming chief operating officer and then CEO in February 2018, overseeing a restructure of the business.

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