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Jetpack appoints Gillian Calvert Ridge as Global Head of Sales

Jetpack appoints Gillian Calvert Ridge as Global Head of Sales

2 Feb 2018

Today global kids content distributor - Jetpack Distribution - announces the appointment of Gillian Calvert Ridge to the newly created role of Global Head of Sales.

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Gillian will be responsible for finding homes for the company’s burgeoning catalogue of hit shows including Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed, Yoko, The Sisters, Kitty Is Not a Cat and Justin Time Go! across Central Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, New Zealand and Latin America.

Gillian joins Jetpack from Belfast based Sixteen South where she was Head of Global Distribution, responsible for the sales of all wholly owned properties across linear and non-linear platforms worldwide, as well as the licensing of flagship pre-school property Lily’s Driftwood Bay in key European territories and Latin America.

A seasoned industry professional, Gillian has also held senior international roles at Foxtel Networks Australia, Viacom International Media Networks and Entertainment Rights.

Gillian assumes the role with immediate effect and will be based in Belfast, reporting directly to Jetpack’s CEO Dominic Gardiner.

Dominic says: “We are delighted to welcome Gillian. This is a pivotal time in the company’s growth and development and Gillian’s expertise is brilliantly placed to support this. Her market knowledge and contacts make her a great addition to the Jetpack team as we continue our mission to blast the best kids shows across the planet!”

Gillian adds: “I have been keenly following Jetpack's growing success since the company was established and I am delighted to be working with Dominic and the Jetpack team. They have rapidly grown an incredible catalogue full of humorous heart-warming characters and great story telling. They have utilised this deftly due to a focus on relationships and straight talking with business partners and industry friends from all corners of the globe.”

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