National Geographic Partners announces new senior leadership appointments

MUMBAI: Upon completing the transaction to form National Geographic Partners (NGP), CEO Declan Moore announced a series of new appointments, thereby choosing the core leadership positions. National Geographic Partners combines the National Geographic television channels and National Geographic’s other media and consumer-oriented assets.

“We are thrilled to bring these incredibly talented executives to the senior leadership team”, Moore informed, after 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society made the formation of National Geographic Partners public.

“We’re excited to officially begin our journey to bring a new and integrated National Geographic experience to people worldwide, and I look forward to partnering with Ward Platt and working with Susan Goldberg, Courteney Monroe and Jeffrey Schneider to share the National Geographic mission with an even larger audience,” added Moore..

Fox International Channels (FIC) COO and CEO of National Geographic Channels International CEO Ward Platt will assume the new post of National Geographic Partners COO. He will partner with Moore to drive the global revenue of the entire portfolio of National Geographic Partners’ businesses, including channels distribution, advertising revenue, digital publishing, licensing, travel and consumer products. Platt will also have oversight of the new venture’s international operations.

National Geographic magazine editor in chief Susan Goldberg has been vested with additional responsibilities as an editorial director who will supervise the publishing activities under the new venture, including digital journalism, magazines, books, maps, children and family, travel and adventure.

The current National Geographic Channels US CEO Courteney Monroe, will serve as CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, overseeing global programming, operations and global marketing for the portfolio of National Geographic Channels around the world, including National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, Monroe will oversee National Geographic Studios, the in-house television production studio previously part of National Geographic Ventures

This expanded role will see Monroe working  closely with Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO Peter Rice, with an aim to position National Geographic Channels as a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming.

The current National Geographic Channels business and legal affairs EVP, Jeffrey Schneider, has been appointed National Geographic Partners business legal and affairs EVP, overseeing the legal dealings associated with the new venture.

While these form the key leadership positions, further new appointments are expected follow says NGP.

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