TV3 confirmed on Friday 6th February that Jeff Ford will be leaving the Group in April 2015.
Due to family commitments, Jeff has decided to return home to the UK and has accepted a position as General Manager of Fox International Channels UK, based near his home in London.
Jeff’s decision was made with great difficulty. Although committed to further developing TV3's new schedule which has launched so well, his family considerations had to be foremost.
Jeff Ford, said: “It is with great sadness that I leave TV3. It’s been a wonderful period and now is such an exciting time for the Group with so many impressive plans in the schedule for 2015 and beyond. I always intended to leave by the end of 2015, but the arrival of my first grandchild in January brought forward these plans to return to the UK. I have met some wonderful colleagues who have become great friends during my time in Ireland and TV3 will continue to have my support into the future. I wish the company every success.”
TV3 Group CEO, David McRedmond said: “We are thankful to Jeff for the excellent job he did to accelerate the transformation of TV3 Group into an indigenous producer of content. He also led the creation and launch of the very successful soap RED ROCK. The new schedule, which Jeff has introduced to TV3, is performing ahead of plan, confirming TV3 Groups’ pre-eminence as Ireland’s Number 1 commercial broadcaster. The programming team is stronger now than at any time in TV3's history with a whole new generation of managers and programme-makers coming through the ranks.
“Although very sorry to see Jeff leave, I wish him and his wife Tracy a very happy return to the UK, and thank Jeff for his massive contribution to TV3 and for his personal warmth and friendship.
“We are advanced in finding Jeff's replacement and hope to confirm an appointment by March.”
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