Royal Mail veteran Allan Leighton announced as chair of Peppa Pig owner

 
Harriet Green
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Allan Leighton, chief executive of jewellery company Pandora and former chairman of Royal Mail, has been appointed chairman of Entertainment One, who jointly own, with Astley Baker Davies, popular children's TV programme Peppa Pig.

Leighton is a boardroom heavyweight; he's been chief executive of Asda, chairman of lastminute.com, and on the board of BSkyB.

Chairman James Corsellis has stepped down, and the firm’s also appointed Linda Robinson as non-executive director. Both she and Leighton will take up their roles from today.

Corsellis comments:

We are very pleased to be welcoming Allan Leighton to the Board. Allan brings a wealth of public market and business experience and we feel will be uniquely positioned to represent the interest of all shareholders as well as support the senior management team in this next stage of the Company's evolution.

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