The former chief executive of Agatha Christie Limited, Hilary Strong, has been appointed to head up media production business Bob & Co.
Strong, who was c.e.o. of Agatha Christie Limited from March 2012 until November 2016, will focus on developing Bob & Co’s existing production slate across television, drama, factual, film, theatre and digital in her new role as c.e.o.
Her job will also involve spearheading the company’s investments into a new literary estates business.
Bob Benton, president and founder of Bob & Co, said: “With over 20 years in the industry Hilary Strong has an impeccable business pedigree and the ability to straddle both the commercial and creative space effectively in a global market... Our joint ambition is to make Bob & Co the go to media production and investment group, where the best talent can create the most engaging and entertaining content across all our businesses areas.”
Strong added: “In addition to the current production and finance business, we will be investing in a new rights ownership business, which will be acquiring literary estates. This will be supported by, and will feed into, our existing production businesses across all platforms. To have this opportunity within a single group is rare and extremely exciting; I look forward to taking the businesses forward and the storytelling that will ensue.”