ITV chief executive designate Charles Allen has announced the complete executive board for the merged broadcasting division, which covers commissioning, marketing, schedules and sales.

ITV chief executive designate Charles Allen has announced the complete executive board for the merged broadcasting division, which covers commissioning, marketing, schedules and sales.

The announcement sees Graham Duff as ITV Sales managing director, Nigel Pickard as director of programmes, Jim Hytner in the role of marketing director, Ian McCulloch as managing director of operations and Mike Green as finance director. The team will report in to ITV Broadcasting chief executive designate Mick Desmond.

Allen said: 'The team's job is to continue strengthening the ITV schedule, to listen to our customers and to deliver the commercial audiences they need. '

Desmond added: 'We have built this team from the very best talent from Carlton, Granada and ITV. Graham Duff's sales team is now in place and ready to do business on 2004 sales contracts, the ITV1 schedule is performing strongly and work on next year's schedule is well under way.'