The appointment, effective from 15th September, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Licensing International.
Licensing International, leading trade organization for the global brand licensing industry, has appointed industry veteran Graham Saltmarsh to head its division in the UK. As managing director, Graham will be responsible for advancing the business of licensing across all sectors of the industry in the UK, creating programmes in support of current members and developing intiatives to meet the needs of future members.
Graham has spent the bulk of his career in licensing-focused roles at some of the world’s most influential media companies including BBC Worldwide and Nelvana. Most recently he served as director of Licensing & Retail for the UK & Nordics at Turner Broadcasting where he oversaw the consumer product and marketing activities for key properties including Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls and Rick & Morty. Graham is a passionate supporter of the licensing industry’s Light Fund charity and has run the London Marathon and rowed from London to Paris to raise funds.
“In these trying times it’s more important than ever to bring all the different elements of this amazing industry together to share knowledge and expertise,” commented Graham. “I am looking forward to working with Licensing International and to connecting people who are passionate about licensing and retail to drive the business forward.”
“We are thrilled to have Graham on board, leading the charge in the UK for Licensing International,” added Licensing International president Maura Regan. “His deep understanding of the UK licensing community, combined with a fantastic ‘can do’ attitude is a wonderful addition to the Licensing International team.”
Graham will officially move into his new role on 15th September and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org