STV has announced its new chief executive ahead of the departure of Rob Woodward. ITV’s Simon Pitts is expected to take the helm at the Glasgow-based broadcaster in January 2018. Woodward announced in April that he would be leaving the company after ten years to seek “fresh challenges”. Pitts is currently ITV’s managing director of online, pay TV, interactive and technology.
Pitts said: “I have got to know STV well during my time at ITV and I’m excited by the opportunity to lead a company with such a strong brand and relationship with its audience. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at STV to make the most of its great potential in the future.”