Prime Focus Technologies appoints Andy Steele as VP for EMEA

Published: 17 March 2020 - 1:20 p.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, is strengthening business in the EMEA region with the appointment of Andy Steele as vice president, operations.

Based out of PFT’s London office, Steele will oversee media and online service operations for all customers of PFT in the EMEA region.

He joins PFT from TVT Media, bringing in over 30 years of experience in the broadcast sector. Having worked with both public service and commercial broadcasters, he has extensive experience in leading complex, time-critical operations; stakeholder management, solution and service design and implementation, change management, recruiting and coaching talent. He has also worked for organisations like Red Bee Media and BBC Studios (formerly known as BBC Worldwide Ltd.) in the past.

“PFT’s growth chapter in the EMEA region is currently at a crucial juncture, and we are poised for accelerated growth going forward. Andy’s proven track record of delivering major change, business growth and operational excellence makes him the perfect candidate to lead PFT’s Operations in the region,” said Nick Kaimakami, senior VP and head – EMEA, Prime Focus Technologies. “We are certain Andy will add great value to the organisation, and we are excited to have him join our team!”

In addition to overseeing key customer accounts, Steele will play a pivotal role in managing PFT’s new Media Centre in the UK, which will act as the hub for centralised content operations for Channel 4.Based out of PFT’s London office, Steele will oversee media and online service operations for all customers of PFT in the EMEA region.

He joins PFT from TVT Media, bringing in over 30 years of experience in the broadcast sector. Having worked with both public service and commercial broadcasters, he has extensive experience in leading complex, time-critical operations; stakeholder management, solution and service design and implementation, change management, recruiting and coaching talent. He has also worked for organisations like Red Bee Media and BBC Studios (formerly known as BBC Worldwide Ltd.) in the past.

“PFT’s growth chapter in the EMEA region is currently at a crucial juncture, and we are poised for accelerated growth going forward. Andy’s proven track record of delivering major change, business growth and operational excellence makes him the perfect candidate to lead PFT’s Operations in the region,” said Nick Kaimakami, senior VP and head – EMEA, Prime Focus Technologies. “We are certain Andy will add great value to the organisation, and we are excited to have him join our team!”

In addition to overseeing key customer accounts, Steele will play a pivotal role in managing PFT’s new Media Centre in the UK, which will act as the hub for centralised content operations for Channel 4.

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