Geoff is an effective hands-on project and interim general manager with consistent achievements in organisational rightsizing, business development and financial planning effectiveness.
Geoff worked for Travel Channel International, where, as COO and SVP Sales and Marketing he put the business in shape and helped manage the successful $120m sale of the company to Scripps Networks. Post sale Geoff joined Scripps as SVP Sales and Marketing, International TV Channels.
Prior to that, Geoff worked for The Walt Disney Company for 14 years, gaining extensive experience of the EMEA television market. In his last role as Senior Vice President managing the integration of the non channel elements of Jetix Europe, including Online, Home Entertainment, Consumer Products and Head Office – involving 115 people in 8 countries. He also created and implemented a completely new organisation for ESPN TV which aligned capabilities with the strategic intent of driving ratings improvement.
Previously Geoff was Head of Business Development for Disney Channel Europe where he launched businesses in Russia, Poland, South Africa and Eastern Europe, having been promoted from successful roles as the MD of channels in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and Deputy MD and Finance Director of Disney Channel UK.
Before Disney, he worked for Virgin Interactive, CIC Video International and the FKB Group. Geoff qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Spicer & Oppenheim, and is a maths graduate from the University of Durham.