London-based children’s entertainment company Sutikki has appointed three executives to its leadership team as the company looks to accelerate the growth of its brand portfolio and invest in new acquisitions and creative opportunities in the coming years.
Sutikki named Jo Redfern as Global Brand Director, charged with leading the brand development function across the globe, creating, and delivering franchise strategies that support the growth of Sutikki’s portfolio of IP. Redfern has more than two decades of experience in kids’ TV and entertainment properties, having previously worked at BBC Children’s & Education, The Walt Disney Company, and WWE.
Danielle Davies, newly named Global Content Strategy and Partnerships Director, brings to Sutikki her previous experience as VP, Kids Content Partnership & Revenue for Discovery Kids, along with positions at the BBC and Viacom. She will leverage her knowledge of international territories and established and emerging platforms and contacts in the global marketplace to help shape the narrative for Sutikki’s IP.
Also joining the company is Anthea Morrissey as Global Creative and Product Development Director, responsible for defining the creative and product development strategy across the globe for each Sutikki IP. Morrissey’s career includes roles at Walker Books, HIT Entertainment, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, and eOne, where she set up the creative function and worked globally across consumer products, publishing, live events, and themed attractions.
This news follows the announcement late last year regarding the appointment of Hannah Mungo as CEO and Simon Philips as Sutikki’s newest board member, alongside Frank Patterson, Brett Coker, Jim Garrett, and Scott Greenberg.
“I am delighted to welcome Jo, Anthea, and Danielle to the Sutikki leadership team. They are all hugely accomplished professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge based upon their experience of shaping the success of some of the most prolific entertainment franchises of all time,” said Mungo. “I’m excited that they have recognized the ambition and potential of Sutikki and look forward to combining all of our respective talents to drive the company forward to what I’m sure will be a very bright future.”