John Stanley, SVP and managing director Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain and Nordics, will take on overall leadership of Digital Distribution UK and Consumer Products UK, in addition to his existing responsibilities.
Josh Berger, president and managing director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain, made the announcement, to whom John continues to report.
Josh Berger commented: “In this well-deserved appointment, John’s new broader remit reflects our commitment to cross-category selling, a concept that he has spearheaded to tremendous success over the years. With our products being increasingly sold across many different platforms, John is well-positioned to maximise the sales of our key franchises in one joined-up operation.”
Under Stanley’s leadership, Warner Bros. has consistently delivered above market growth performance in its Home Entertainment and Games businesses at retail, through a more unified and innovative approach to customer-focused operations, which Stanley was instrumental in introducing.
Stanley joined Warner Bros. in February 2007 as managing director Warner Home Video UK. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Twentieth Century Fox. During his career he has also held senior sales and marketing roles in the Music Industry and Field-marketing sector.
Reporting to both Stanley and Pilar Zulueta, EVP and general manager, EMEA, Warner Bros. Consumer Products is the recently-appointed, Preston Kevin Lewis, general manager, Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK.