• Mark and Carl Fennessy are to leave their roles as CEOs of Shine Australia later this year.
Mark and Carl Fennessy are to leave their roles as CEOs of Shine Australia later this year.
The decision follows a period of negotiation with Endemol Shine Group regarding the pair’s future beyond their existing contract. They will see out executive duties on the current slate of programming before leaving later this year.
Mark and Carl Fennessy said: “We have loved our time at Shine and remain immensely proud of the business we have built. We sincerely thank our brilliant, loyal and dedicated team who have worked beside us every day on this extraordinary journey. We wish the Endemol Shine Group every success in the future and look forward to a welcome break ahead of our next adventure.”
Endemol Shine Group plans to create a combined Shine and Endemol business within Australia from later this year. The structure, leadership and start date of the new entity will be announced in due course further to the on-going consultative process led by Martha Brass, co-CEO International Operations, Endemol Shine Group, being completed. Until this time both Shine Australia and Endemol Australia will continue to operate independently.
CEO, Endemol Shine Group, Sophie Turner Laing said: “Mark and Carl have built Shine Australia into a great business for which they deserve much credit, but I understand and am respectful of their decision to move on at this juncture. They truly deserve a break before deciding what their longer-term future holds and we wish them the best for whatever that may be. We continue to explore the best way for two talented, brilliant teams in Australia to come together, the plans for which we look forward to announcing in the forthcoming months.”
Photo: Carl (left) and Mark Fennessy
Source: Shine Australia