Media & Entertainment

Global partner to leading brands across television (OTT & Linear), film (studios & streaming), music, publishing & business information.

With the huge shift of global media spending from traditional channels and affiliate networks to direct-to-consumer digital platforms, content is becoming increasingly difficult to monetise and audience loyalty hard to win. AI is shaping demand. The winners will be those who know their consumers and can anticipate and satisfy this demand.

We have extensive experience helping organisations – big and small, for-profit and not-for-profit – adapt and thrive in high change environments. Our partners are all former industry operators with deep domain knowledge acquired over more than 20 years in the field. They apply their insight and unrivalled networks to shape bespoke leadership solutions for each and every client.

We work with boards and senior management to hire transformational leaders who are a step ahead of their competitors and have the ability to make a long-term positive impact on their businesses.

Representative Clients

We have had the privilege to work with many of the world’s top-tier media and entertainment organisations. We are experts in recruiting at executive and professional level for roles including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Functional leaders and professionals

Contact us for a confidential discussion about current trends in your industry and leadership and talent needs

Key contacts

Adam Hillier
Partner - Media, Entertainment & Technology
Conny Lim
Partner, Head of Digital & Technology, Asia
David Mulhern
Senior Consultant Media & Entertainment
Farida Derrar
Principal - Media & Entertainment
New York
Heather Finn
New York | Boston
Jay Hussey
CEO, North America and President, Global Search
Joanna Reesby
Managing Partner, Media & Entertainment (Mission Bay, part of SRI)
Lilian Morse
Researcher - Media & Entertainment
John Keeling
Managing Partner, Media & Entertainment (Mission Bay, part of SRI)
Mark Moreau
Co-Managing Director, Europe and Asia
Oliver Krendel
Consultant - Media, Entertainment & Technology
Patrick Gallagher
Head of Media & Entertainment, ANZ
Quintin Plane
Senior Associate. Media & Entertainment
Sarah Barber
Practice Manager, Media and Entertainment (Mission Bay, part of SRI)
Tega Okotete
Researcher - Media & Entertainment
Tora Squire
Principal - Media & Entertainment
Tom Watterson
Director, Asia

What our clients say

"Thanks for doing such a terrific job. The entire slate was first class and I’ve never ever had such a difficult choice between two final candidates."

Annette Thomas
Chief Executive Officer

"SRI delivered great results for New Scientist – its first female editor and its first female CEO – and were agile and responsive during the process. Ashling and her team know what drives content businesses and took time to really understand ours. I would happily recommend them."

Louise Rogers
Non-Executive Director & Co-Owner

"Every aspect of the search ran smoothly and SRI were adaptable and flexible to our needs (even when they changed)."

Catherine Hearn
Group HR Director

Find out more about our specialist sectors

SRI has specialist global teams dedicated to the transformation and growth of specific industries. Learn more about SRI’s work in converging industries:

Media & Entertainment News & Insight

MLS + Apple: What Does it Mean? - Every so often, usually after the Super Bowl and at the end of the year, you will see an updated version of the same lists. One is the most-watched telecasts in a given year, and the other is an updated list of the most-watched of all time. The annual list is always nine sporting events […]
Follow The Puck - On Tuesday night I spent an hour and a half crawling through LA’s rush hour traffic (yes, the stories are true) to watch a screening of the “The Fire of Love”, a National Geographic documentary film centered around the touching love story of two French scientists, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who were united by their […]
South Korea: The Asian Entertainment Superpower - South Korea: The Asian Entertainment Superpower I have to admit, when it first came out 10 years ago, I thought the video for “Gangnam Style” was brilliant; the music, the signature dance moves, and the comedy-laced video gave a small glimpse into South Korean fashion and lifestyle. Although the movie Oldboy came out a lot earlier […]