Thinkbox restructures leadership roles

Thinkbox, the marketing trade body for the television industry, has elevated managing director Lindsey Clay to the position of chief executive officer.

Thinkbox names Lindsey Clay as chief executive.

She will take up the role at the start of 2014 and current Thinkbox chair Tess Alps, will become the non-executive chair of Thinkbox, working with the organisation two days a week.

Jeremy Tester, director of brand strategy at Sky Media, is the new chair of the Thinkbox board, taking over from Julia Jordan, UKTV’s executive director, business & operations.

The role of chair of the Thinkbox board involves leading and representing combined Thinkbox shareholder interests and chairing board meetings and the role is held for a year before passing to another Thinkbox shareholder director.

Total TV advertising revenue in 2012 (including linear spot and sponsorship, broadcaster VOD, and product placement) in the UK totalled a record £4.48 billion, up 1.4% on the equivalent figure in 2011, and is forecast to improve again in 2013.

The latest Advertising Association/Warc report for the first half of 2013 shows TV ad spend up 2.1 per cent.

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