Andrew O’Connor is to leave Objective Productions, the indie that he co-founded with Michael Vine, after nearly 20 years in charge.
O’Connor, who moved to LA in 2010 to oversee Objective USA, will leave the All3Media-owned producer at the end of the year.
This follows the departure of Michael Vine, who announced his departure in September, to focus on producing feature films.
O’Connor was responsible for producing long-running Channel 4 comedy Peep Show and ITV gameshow The Cube and has supported new talent including Mitchell and Webb, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and Derren Brown.
He was also instrumental in the sale of Objective Productions to All3Media in 2007.
Since he moved to the US, he has produced a number of films including That Awkward Moment and forthcoming film Best Man Wins.
Objective’s UK division will now be run by chief executive Andrew Newman and managing director Paul Sandler, while US executive Jimmy Fox will take over running the North American arm.
“I’ve been incredibly lucky to work with so many talented writers, producers, directors and performers at Objective and also many of the brightest and best commissioning editors,” said O’Connor.