ITV Studios label Shiver has appointed Ceri Aston to the newly created role of creative director, Shiver North.
Working with group creative director Ana De Moraes, Aston is tasked with “supercharging” Shiver’s Northern output.
Shiver North currently produces more than 60 hours of television a year, including returning brands Tonight, Eat, Shop Save, Gino’s Italian Escape and 63 Up! for ITV, as well as a major new series for UKTV, David Jason: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Aston, who will be based out of Shiver’s MediaCityUK office in Manchester, was previously head of non-scripted programmes for Pulse Films where she was principally responsible for executive producing the studio’s non-scripted output.
Before that Aston held a variety of roles at the BBC, including executive producer for BBC Entertainment North, during which time she oversaw series 11-14 of Dragons’ Den – gaining a Bafta Nomination in 2014 – and head of development for its Religion & Ethics department, winning commissions for Westminster Abbey: A Year in the Life on BBC Two, as well as Rome: The Making of the Eternal City and Jerusalem: A History for BBC Four.