Alex Mahon said: “I am delighted to take on the chief executive office at Shine Group. It is a privilege to be given such an opportunity by Liz and our creative leaders. I look forward to continuing to work with her and the amazing team at Shine to realise the group’s collective ambitions.”

Mahon joined Shine Group in 2006 as Managing Director of Shine TV from talkbackTHAMES, where she was COO with responsibility for all commercial and operational aspects of the company. Prior to that, she was Director of Commercial Development and Strategy at FremantleMedia. A non-executive director of the Edinburgh International Television Festival since 2007, Alex also joined earlier this year the board and audit committee of the online retailer Ocado.