New faces at AP International

MUMBAI: Ann Cook has joined AP International as director of international client relations, making it the first external appointment to the senior management team the newly named division of the Associated Press charged with expanding AP business outside of the United States.



Cook, who joined the organisation on 1 December at the London headquarters, will be responsible for all aspects of international customer relationship across the portfolio of AP products, says an official release. She will report to Ian Ritchie, Vice President-Global Business and Managing Director of AP International. Till recently, Cook was managing director of the International division of Frank N. Magid Associates, a media research and consulting company.

Prior to joining Magid, Ann was Director of Marketing for Granada Sky Broadcasting and as such was one of the four-strong management team that took the business from zero revenue to 30m turnover and profitability in five years, says the release.

In another appointment, Nick Evansky has been appointed Director of AP International Services & Technology. Evansky will be responsible for all technical infrastructure and technology for all AP products and services outside the US. Evansky will be part of the international executive team reporting to Ian Ritchie, Vice President-Global Business and Managing Director of AP International, and will also sit on the AP Services and Technology executive team in New York, reporting to Jeffrey Hastie, Deputy Director Services and Technology.

Prior to joining AP, Evansky held a number of key roles in television production and broadcast organizations, including NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). He has been a member of the APTN team since it began in 1994. He became Director of Technology for APTN in July 2000.

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