Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.
The co-founder of Hat Trick Productions will “scale back” her working commitments following a successful period at ITV’s production arm. She will remain a member of the business’ board.
ITV said a successor for the role, which effectively exists as a deputy for ITV Studios managing director Kevin Lygo, will be announced in “due course”.
“After 30 years in television, I have decided to scale back my working commitments and will leave my role as MD of ITVS UK at the end of this year,” O’Donoghue commented. “ITVS has undergone significant change in its profile, confidence and output, which has enabled us to retain and attract exceptionally talented people. We have added to this with a few judicious and brilliant acquisitions, testimony that ITVS is a great place to work.”