Jonathan Allan promoted to newly expanded COO role at Channel 4

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Jonathan Allan, Chief Commercial Officer at Channel 4, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for a role that gives his responsibility over a number of departments including Nations & Regions.

CEO Alex Mahon said the newly expanded role would cover All 4, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Consumer & Strategy, Content Management, Finance, HR, Nations & Regions and Technology.

Finance Director Vince Russell, who joined Channel 4 from Sky in 2018, will take on additional responsibilities for leading Workspace and will report directly to Allan.

Keith Underwood, who has been part of the executive team at the broadcaster for eight years as COO and previously as Director of Strategy & Technology, is to leave at the end of the month to "pursue new opportunities".

The restructure will also see Chief Consumer & Strategy Officer, Sarah Rose, leave Channel 4 after the summer.

Matt Salmon, currently Head of Agency & Client Sales, will step up to the executive team as Interim Director of Sales whilst a full recruitment process is undertaken for the role.

Mahon said: “Jonathan has played a significant role leading 4 All the UK and our move to Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow in addition to eight years driving record commercial success for Channel 4.

"As I organise our Executive team even more closely behind the delivery of our strategy, I’m delighted to be able to bring together our key operational departments under his leadership in this larger office of the COO."