Andrew will join the Zodiak Media Group-owned firm this spring with responsibility for commissions, existing productions and development.
He will also build on the indies’ international business on the back of successful exports such as Waybuloo, Tic Toc House and The Buzzer, its first production for Al-Jazeera. He will report to joint managing directors Vanessa Hill and Ged Allen.
Andrew joined the BBC in 2009, overseeing animation, drama and acquisitions for CBBC. Prior to that, he was programme directorfor ITV Digital Channels, including
CITV. He has also worked as controller of off-peak at ITV and controller of Granada Media Children’s. His credits across his career include the launch of the Paul
O’Grady and Jeremy Kyle shows, commissioning the Bafta-winning My Life As A Popat, producing Grange Hill and co-creating My Parents Are Aliens.
Nigel Pickard, chief executive of Zodiak MEAA and UK Family and Kids, said: “Having worked together at ITV, I know he will be the perfect fit to work with us on
UK and international brands.” The Foundation’s Allen said: “We look forward to working with Steven to build on our long-standing commitment to family and
kids programming, while continuing to establish The Foundation as a leader in this field.”