Pinewood Studios Group has appointed Nadya Jary to the newly created role of group brand director.

Jary is currently head of integrated brand partnerships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at The Walt Disney Company.

Prior to joining Disney in 2011 she held senior roles in marketing and partnership development at 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures International and MGM.

Pinewood chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said: “The Pinewood brand has been iconic in the creative industries for over 80 years.

“As the brand continues to grow internationally new commercial opportunities present themselves and I am pleased that Nadya is joining us to explore those possibilities as well as strengthening the Pinewood reputation.”

Jary, who joins Pinewood on 1 December, said she was “looking forward to exploring new commercial opportunities that will ensure that the brand continues to go from strength to strength”.