Andy Duncan, the Channel 4 chief executive, will step down from the role by the end of the year, he has confirmed. Duncan said he had ”mutually agreed” with the broadcaster’s board that now was the right time for him to leave. He departs Channel 4 after five years in charge.
“Channel 4 is facing a further period of change, with a fresh regulatory cycle looming and with the cancellation of Big Brother signalling the most significant creative renewal in our history,” he said. “We have mutually agreed that this feels like the appropriate moment for me to hand on the baton to someone else and to move on to a fresh challenge after more than five years at the helm.”