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Foxtel group chief commercial and content officer Amanda Laing announces resignation

Foxtel has announced that its group chief commercial and content officer and BINGE managing director, Amanda Laing, has resigned.

On Tuesday, Foxtel Group CEO Patrick Delany confirmed that Laing will be leaving the company, staying until September to ensure a smooth transition is made.

“Since joining the Foxtel Group in 2018, Amanda has been instrumental to the Foxtel Group’s content strategy and has played a key leadership role in the transformation which has enabled us to launch Kayo, Binge, Flash and Hubbl during her tenure,” Delany said in a statement given to Mumbrella.

“Amanda led dozens of negotiations with US studios for content and channel acquisitions, as well as supported the business as a leading executive on our sports rights deals. She has made an outstanding contribution to the growth of subscribers and revenue which the Foxtel Group has seen during her tenure, and I thank her for the commitment and passion she has always brought to her role.”

Commenting on her decision, Laing said she is “very proud of the transformation and growth” achieved in her six-year tenure.

“I’ve had the privilege to work across both sport and entertainment, my two great loves, to drive strategic change and to deliver the best content in the world for our customers. We are all lucky to work in an industry which values innovation, creativity, intellect and drive,” she said.

“Harnessing these to deliver revenue and negotiate innovative deals to drive growth for Foxtel Group and its partners has been my focus and I know the talented teams at the Foxtel Group will continue this work under Patrick’s leadership.”

Laing made the move to Foxtel after leaving Nine as its managing director in 2017. Laing began with the wider group in 1999 as general counsel for ACP Magazines which Nine sold to Bauer Media in 2012. She was promoted to the MD position at the end of 2015.

Mumbrella has contacted Foxtel for further comment regarding the status of the group chief commercial and content officer and BINGE managing director position.

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