DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne to the role of brand licensing manager for its consumer products division.
Ishika will be responsible for targeting and developing new and existing relationships with licensees, promotional partners and retailers within the UK and international markets with specific focus on DC Thomson’s key brands such as Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, and Jackie. Joining from the Australian Football League where she was licensed category manager for soft lines, Ishika has previously held roles at Mercury Brands and Gaffney International Licensing and worked across leading licensed properties for global clients including Disney, Mattel, Nike, Discovery Networks and Universal Studios in Australia.
Based in the London office, she will report to Tim Collins, head of brands at DC Thomson who comments: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ishika and welcome her on board. Her brand licensing experience will add great value to the business during a period of rapid growth which will see us further developing our core brands, which include Jackie and Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, across the UK and further international markets.”
Ishika Kawiratne adds: “It’s truly exciting and a wonderful opportunity to be joining the DC Thomson consumer products division. I’m looking forward to working with the team and maximising the commercial potential of these much loved brands.”
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