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jon penn

advisor - commercialisation

BBC Studios is the global commercial arm of the BBC and exists to commercialise the BBCs suite of entertainment assets such as BBC Earth and Doctor Who. As Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific, BBC Studios, Jon leads the 160 strong team based in seven locations around the APAC region and has responsibility for all global distribution lines of business in region.

Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNSW, Jon formerly spent almost 12 years with global entertainment company Fremantle rising to the position of CEO Fremantle International APAC. In 2016 he completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and is a graduate of the AICD. He is a volunteer member of UNSW’s advisory board for External Engagement and is a former advisor to edu tech start-up Mindsets Learning. In 2015, Jon was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the 30 most influential people in television.