Will is an experienced and widely trusted Executive, with over 20 years in the industry. I have worked locally and internationally in the creation and production of significant entertainment brands as a proven leader who thrives under pressure in highly competitive environments.
Skilled in navigating creative, corporate, and production environments, I manage complex business issues across development, operations, commercial, finance, offsets and IR.
Building relationships with senior stakeholders while overseeing diverse content, across multiple genres and platforms for scripted and unscripted projects.
At Network Seven, in a highly pressured environment and within an accelerated time-frame, I delivered against strategic goals for enhanced cross-functional alignment and communication. This delivered efficiencies, identifiable savings and improved morale with reduced churn. I achieved this by building trust with senior managers across broad organisational departments.
During my time at Fremantle, I drove complex and creative negotiations, both internally and externally, to enhance strategic partnerships and deliver business goals. Key achievements include setting up an international working group to establish a framework of enhanced communication for information sharing across the global group. Replacing long-established silo’s, this lead to significantly improved working practices and efficiencies across the group. Initially eight territories, it is now rolled out globally as a Global Board strategic initiative.
Key skills include:
• Leading high performing teams and creatives
• Commercial awareness and analytical skills
• Budgeting, forecasting and managing financial resources across multiple varied projects
• Organisational restructuring and driving efficiency
• An organised and logical approach to business pressures
• An intelligent & lateral approach to complex problem solving and strategy execution.
• Adaptable & Innovative thinker who collaboratively challenges the norm
• Highly skilled with practical experience in Premium and Serial Scripted, Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual, Outside Broadcast, Events, Studio and Comedy Series.