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  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAgent & Talent Manager - Consultant - Other Profession


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About me

I am a licensing professional with over 10 years of experience in licensing and rights acquisition. I have held positions at licensing agencies and rights holders such as Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network. I have worked with most major entertainment brands including Star Wars, The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob Squarepants, The Wizard of Oz, The Big Bang Theory, Happy Feet, The Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, Superman, Batman, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hi-5, The Hangover, Dora the Explorer, Adventure Time, Ben 10, Hello Kitty, Marvel, Mr. Men, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Snoopy, South Park, Sesame Street and many more. I have a wealth of experience in the area of licensing and rights acquisition. Additionally, I have relationships with key senior figures within most rights holders organisations.


  • Licensed Product
  • Licensing
  • Rights Management
  • Rights Mana
  • Licensing Industry
  • License Negotiation
  • Rights Clearance
  • Licensed Product Development
  • Licence
  • Licence Agreements
  • Rights Acquisition
  • Rights

Work history


Aug 2014
  • Born Licensing is a brand licensing agency solely focused on clip licensing for advertising campaigns. Born Licensing has been appointed clip licensing agent for entertainment powerhouse 20th Century Fox, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, Fremantle Media, Hasbro and Cartoon Network. We also work with a range of other rights holders.


Head of FMCG & Promotions EMEA

Cartoon Network

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Managed the food, beverage, health & beauty, promotions and clip licensing business across EMEA (UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa). Some of the exciting brands within the Turner portfolio include Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and LazyTown. Worked with companies such as Volkswagen, Gerber, McDonalds, United Biscuits, Keelings, Kinnerton, Bon Bon Buddies, Quick, Burger King and many more. Worked with adam&eveDDB on a campaign with Volkswagen that leveraged footage from Powerpuff Girls.


FMCG & Promotions Manager

Warner Bros

Jul 2009 - Apr 2013
  • Managed food, beverage, health & beauty, promotions and licensed advertising categories. Worked with major brand such as McDonalds, Fonterra, Coles, 3M, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, ANZ, Westpac, Wattyl, Burger King, Unilever, Marathon Foods, Mondelez, Cadbury, Hansells, Hercules, Goodman Fielder, San Remo, Sanofi Aventis and many more. Worked on brands Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Big Bang Theory, The Hangover, Happy Feet 2, Harry Potter and many more


FMCG & Promotions Coordinator

Haven Licensing

Dec 2007 - Aug 2009
  • Worked in division that managed food, beverage, health & beauty and promotions categories. Clients included News Limited, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Hungry Jacks, 3M, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury, Coles, Pepsico, Woolworths, National Foods, ANZ and many more. Worked on brands including Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants, Marvel, The Simpsons, Dora the Explorer, Snoopy, Mr. Men, Hello Kitty, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and many more.