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STV productions chief Alan Clements stands down

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 13, 2018 | 3 min read

Alan Clements, managing director of STV’s production arm, has announced he will depart the broadcaster next month - ten years after first being appointed as director of content.

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STV productions chief Alan Clements stands down

Clements is credited with transforming the division in to a major supplier for all the major UK networks while establishing an international presence, making it the largest business of its kind in Scotland.

Simon Pitts, STV’s chief executive officer, said: “As we embark on a new growth strategy for the business, the time is right for fresh creative leadership. Alan's legacy is an STV Productions that is very well placed to meet the surge in demand for Nations and Regions programming, with a highly talented and capable team and a healthy pipeline, including two new drama commissions for BBC1.

“He leaves with all our thanks for everything he has accomplished and our very best wishes for continued success in the future.

Clements added: “I am sad to be leaving the great team at STV Productions but delighted I leave the company in such good shape. Entertainment, led by audience favourite Catchphrase, is booming. Factual continues to perform brilliantly, from the juggernaut of Antiques Road Trip to the impact of Ross Kemp in Barlinnie. And the drama is back with The Victim currently filming and Elizabeth Is Missing commissioned.”

Clements rose to prominence as co-founder of production company IWC alongside his wife Kirsty Wark before the couple sold the business to RDF in 2005.

The process of finding a successor is already underway.

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