Heidrick & Struggles appoints EMEA Head of its media and entertainment practice
Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Simon Pollock as EMEA head of its media and entertainment practice.
The company says that Pollock brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the media and entertainment sector. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was a partner at a boutique search firm specialising in media, communication and entertainment businesses.
Before moving into executive search, Pollock was senior vice president at Media Audits International and vice president and managing director EMEA and Asia of A&E Television Networks, where he was responsible for launching and managing its portfolio of channels. He was also vice president sales at Sony Pictures Television International and served as director of sales for The Walt Disney Co.
Claire Babel, European regional managing partner of the global consumer markets practice, commented, “Simon will prove a huge asset with his extensive experience in the media and entertainment, both in the UK and internationally. As an industry veteran, he has an exceptionally strong media background and has held some very senior roles in this sector.”