Channel 4 appoints chief operating officer

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed the appointment of Keith Underwood as its new chief operating officer.

Keith Underwood

Underwood took on the role in March while a full recruitment process took place and has position has now been made official. He was previously Channel 4’s director of strategy and technology.

As COO Underwood will lead the Channel 4’s finance, technology, content management, workspace and business assurance teams and will be a key strategic advisor to CEO Alex Mahon.

Prior to joining Channel 4, Underwood was vice president of strategy and digital media for Discovery Networks International, and previously worked in strategy roles at Sky and as a consultant at PwC.