DPP to become independent organisation

Mark Harrison, CEO, DPP

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is set to become an independent organisation, with founding members BBC, ITV and C4 relinquishing their board positions.

The body was founded in 2015 with a mission statement to accelerate the transition of the media industry to file-based digital working. It has since become an international membership organisation for the production industry, facilitating collaboration and running a wide range of events.

With the three founding PSBs relinquishing their board seats, the DPP has appointed two new non-executive directors. The first is Sadie Groom, founder and CEO of PR agency Bubble, while the second is Danny Meaney, founder and CEO of UP Ventures Group.  

The rest of the board will continue to be made up of non-executive director, Emma Springham, CMO of TSB Bank; DPP CEO Mark Harrison; DPP CTO Rowan de Pomerai; and DPP COO Kelvin Jones. The Board will continue to be chaired by Helen Stevens, operations officer for Content & Delivery at ITV, with a new chair to be elected later this year.

Stevens said: “The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are proud of the contribution they have made to the media and entertainment industry by helping to found and guide the DPP. Now is the moment for the DPP to fully explore its potential as a global membership organisation that can deliver value to any company that works with audio visual content.”

DPP CEO Mark Harrison said: “We feel privileged that each day we get to work with an incredible range of companies from across the whole media supply chain, and from around the world. It is their input that enables us to keep evolving and refining our work so that we meet our aim of being a valued, independent, and expert resource in a constantly changing market.”

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