Following the announcement that former CEO of the UK business Tim Hincks has become President of Endemol Group and Chairman of Endemol UK, the independent production group revealed its new CEO and new Chief Operating Officer.

Former Chief Operating Officer Lucas Church has been appointed CEO of Endemol UK, while former Chief Financial Officer Richard Johnston has become Chief Operating Officer.

Church, who has 20 years of experience in the TV industry, will lead the UK group, which produces over 2,000 hours annually in various genres. Johnston, who was Chief Financial Officer of Endemol UK since 2008, will oversee the day-to-day running of the company.