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Encyclopedia > Charles Allen (television magnate)

Charles Allen (born 4 January 1957) was Chief Executive of ITV plc from its formation in 2004 until 2006. January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Originally on the board of Compass Group plc, he joined Granada Group when the two organisations merged. He remained with Granada when the two companies demerged and became chairman of Granada plc in 2001. When Granada merged with Carlton Communications to form ITV plc, Allen became the new company's Chief Executive.[1] The British company Compass Group is one of the largest food service businesses in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carlton Communications plc was a former British media company, which was founded by Michael Green and listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1983 until 2 February 2004, when it merged with Granada plc, to form ITV plc. ... A chief executive officer (CEO), or chief executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, or agency. ...


In an annual survey[2] by The Independent of the UK's most influential gay and lesbian people, Charles Allen entered the list at number 15 in 2006. The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


Allen steps down

ITV announced on 8 August 2006 that Allen is stepping down after two and a half years at the helm. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a statement, ITV said Mr Allen would remain at the company while head-hunters carried out the process of finding a replacement.


Finance director John Cresswell has been appointed interim chief executive from October 1 and will work alongside Mr Allen to ensure an "orderly transition".[3]


It was confirmed on 28 November 2006 that Michael Grade would suceed Allen's potision at ITV plc[1]. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Michael Ian Grade CBE (born March 8, 1943) is a British born businessman from a Jewish background, and a distinguished figure in the field of broadcasting. ...

Preceded by:
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Cheif Executive of ITV plc
2004-2006
Succeeded by:
Michael Grade
Executive Chairman

ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... Michael Ian Grade CBE (born March 8, 1943) is a British born businessman from a Jewish background, and a distinguished figure in the field of broadcasting. ...

References

  1. ^ ITV plc, accessed 6 July 2006.
  2. ^ The Independent on Sunday: The Pink List
  3. ^ ITV plc press release, issued 2006-08-08, accessed 2006-09-30

 
 

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