Beverley McGarvey confirmed solo lead of Paramount AUNZ

Beverley McGarvey

The news follows February’s announcement that Jarrod Villani had left the company. 

Paramount Global has announced that Beverley McGarvey has been appointed President of Network 10, head of streaming and regional lead for Australia and New Zealand. The news follows last month’s announcement that Paramount Australia EVP & chief operating and commercial officer, Jarrod Villani, had left the company

McGarvey’s new role is effective immediately, and will see her report to Pam Kaufman, President & CEO of international markets, global consumer products and experiences. She will also continue to lead Paramount+ in Australia, reporting to Marco Nobili, EVP and international general manager of Paramount+.

In her expanded role, McGarvey will have both commercial and creative leadership of Paramount’s business in Australia, with oversight of Network 10 and its portfolio of brands, including 10 Play. This is in addition to her current responsibilities.

Rod Prosser, chief sales officer, Paramount Australia and New Zealand will continue to work closely with McGarvey, with his portfolio now fully aligned with Paramount Advertising International. Prosser will report directly to Lee Sears, President international markets advertising sales.

Kaufman said: “Beverley is one of Australia’s leading media executives and has a proven track record of driving creative and commercial success in one of our most important, priority markets.

“With Beverley at the helm, we are well-positioned to maintain our strong position in Australia as the only global media company with a successful free-to-air network and powerful free and paid streaming platforms, powered by our global content pipeline and our range of originally produced Australian shows.”

McGarvey said: “I am excited to take on this expanded role at such a pivotal time for Paramount’s multi-platform business in Australia.

“I look forward to propelling the Australian business forward and working with the incredible local and international teams, under Pam’s leadership, as we continue to pursue our multi-platform growth strategy, investing in key commercial partnerships and contributing to our global pipeline of content.”

In February of last year, both Jarrod Villiani and McGarvey were promoted, with Villani adding regional lead for Australia to his resume, whilst McGarvey also became head of Paramount+ in Australia.

The pair had been working as co-leaders of the company, with Beverley McGarvey working as the company’s solo leader since the departure of Villani Paramount Global layoffs affected a reported 800 workers.

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