Hardie for ITN

ITN has appointed John Hardie, a senior executive at Disney and former ITV commercial director, as its chief executive. Hardie, who succeeds Mark Wood who left ITN in February after six years, takes up the role in June.

Hardie, 47, executive vice-president and managing director of Walt Disney Television across Europe, Middle East and Africa, leaves Disney after eight years.

Disney announced the promotion of Giorgio Stock, the senior vice-president and general manager of Disney Channels Italy, to take over Hardie’s responibilities. Stock will relocate to London.

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