Fremantle Australia has named Greg Woods as CEO while outlining a new corporate structure that will consolidate its entertainment, reality and game shows under Eureka Productions.
After replacing former CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor on an interim basis after he left for Netflix late last year, Woods will now lead the company as it focuses on drama, documentary and factual programming, such as than the upcoming ABC surf drama. barons and those of Netflix Raised from heartache to restart.
The restructuring means Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin’s Eureka Productions, of which Fremantle increased its majority stake last year, will take over production of titles such as Australia has talent, australian idol and Farmer wants a wife.
Prior to taking on the top job, Woods served as Fremantle’s chief financial officer for almost 14 years.
In a statement, Fremantle CEO Jennifer Mullin said he was well placed to take the reins of the business.
“Greg has been a key part of the Fremantle Australia management team for 13 years, it’s a natural progression at an exciting time for the business,” she said.
“And I have known and worked with Chris and Paul for many years and have no doubt that our entertainment catalog in Australia will continue to thrive in their hands.”