Endemol Shine International (ESI) has announced the promotion of Lyle Bettson-Barker to sales director of Australia and New Zealand. The news follows the departure of Kirsten Cargill.
Bettson-Barker was previously worked for ESI New Zealand, Endemol Worldwide Distribution and Southern Star.
Matt Creasey, EVP of sales and acquisition for Endemol Shine International, said: “While we are sad to see our long-standing colleague Kirsten Cargill leave ESI after over 20 years with the company to pursue new ventures, we are extremely lucky to have Lyle step up into this position. With the mentorship of Kirsten, Lyle has already nurtured great relationships and knowledge across the region and we look forward to him taking the reins in early August.”
Bettson-Barker will continue to report through to Creasey.
Global distributor Endemol Shine International has a portfolio of over 55,000 hours of owned and third party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres.