Executive search outfit Heidrick & Struggles has hired TV industry veteran Simon Pollock to develop the firm’s media and entertainment practice.
Pollock was most recently was a partner at a boutique search firm specialising in media, communication and entertainment businesses. He previously served as senior vice-president at Media Audits International and vice-president and managing director EMEA and Asia at A+E Television Networks, where he was responsible for launching and managing their portfolio of channels. He has also worked as vice-president, sales at Sony Pictures Television International and director of sales for The Walt Disney Co.
“Simon will prove a huge asset with his extensive experience in the media and entertainment, both in EMEA and internationally. As an industry veteran, he has an exceptionally strong media background and has held some very senior roles in this sector,” said Claire Babel, European regional managing partner of the global consumer markets practice at Heidrick & Struggles.