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David Smyth appointed CEO at Beyond Rights as Kate Llewellyn-Jones steps down

David Smyth appointed CEO at Beyond Rights as Kate Llewellyn-Jones steps down
David Smyth is joining the business at Beyond Rights as its new CEO on 3rd January.

David’s most recent role was founder and CEO of YouLook.tv, the UK’s first multi-channel AVOD service. Before that he worked for lengthy periods at both Twentieth Century Fox where, latterly as SVP and managing director, he initiated the ground-breaking BBC/FX deal, and at Sky 1, where he was head of acquisitions. He has also worked at both the BBC and ITV.

The position at Beyond Rights became available after Kate Llewellyn-Jones decided to step aside to free up time to focus on family commitments. She will remain in the business full-time into early 2022 to ensure a smooth handover and transition, and conversations are ongoing about how she can continue to support the business on selected projects next year on a consultancy basis.

David Smyth will report into Mikael Borglund, CEO and MD of Beyond International. Commenting on the new role he says: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining this dynamic business at such a pivotal and changing time for our industry. I’m thrilled at the prospect of working with the talented Beyond Rights team, honoured to be taking over from Kate and thankful to Mikael and the board for placing their trust in me. I am also looking forward to getting to know the other businesses in the wider Beyond group and seeking new opportunities to work together and further grow the Beyond brand in the marketplace.”

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