BBC Worldwide appoints finance director for Australia, New Zealand

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has appointed the chief financial officer of mobile phone retailer AMT Group, Tim Curry, as its new director of finance. 

Curry will lead a nine-strong finance team and provide commercial direction for the Australia and New Zealand business, which owns six subscription TV channels, including the new premium drama channel BBC First on Foxtel

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand also distributes programmes to all TV and digital platforms in the region, and has a range of other commercial interests from DVDs, consumer products and digital apps to live events and advertising sales.

Curry will work alongside regional managing director Jon Penn and the senior management team to provide financial analysis and strategic planning.

Prior to joining AMT Group, Curry worked for international market research and strategy services company, The Leading Edge, and before that was group financial controller at pay TV provider Austar for six years from 2006 to 2011.

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