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Key People

Management Board

Just Spee

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Endemol Just Spee oversees a global business dedicated to creating and producing on-screen entertainment in all genres, which is watched by millions around the globe every day. Endemol’s business covers development, production, marketing, distribution and franchise management and the company works with roughly 400 broadcasters, digital platforms and licensees worldwide.

Prior to becoming CEO in April 2012, Just was Endemol’s CFO for a period of two years. Under his leadership, and despite significant economic headwinds, Endemol has delivered strong results, and grown value for its owners.

Before joining Endemol, Just was Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a world leading independent professional services company. During his tenure at A&M, he lead major capital restructuring initiatives in the automotive, leisure, and utilities industries, mostly by assuming the CFO position on an interim basis.

Just began his career at Procter & Gamble where he held a number of increasingly senior financial management positions at the company. After P&G, he took up senior finance roles at Rothmans and Philips Electronics.

Just was born and raised in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and graduated from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a Master of Arts degree in Econometrics.

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Tim Hincks

President

As President of Endemol Shine Group, Tim is responsible for developing and growing the creative and strategic direction of the company. He reports to CEO Sophie Turner Laing.

Tim began his television career in 1990 when he divided his time between producing BBC Two's Food and Drink programme in the UK for Bazal (now Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK) and working on current affairs programmes such as Newsnight and BBC Westminster.

Tim became Creative Director of Endemol UK in 2002 and stepped up to become Chief Creative Officer in January 2005. He was appointed Endemol’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2008, also sitting on the International board and the Creative Board of Endemol Group.

Under his tenure Endemol’s UK business grew to become one of the largest independent producers in the country with a strong, diversified output that has delivered some of Endemol’s biggest international hits. 

He was Executive Chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival from 2007-2010 and sits on its Executive Board.  

Tim was appointed President of Endemol Group in May 2012 with continued responsibility for Endemol UK’s business as its Chairman. He was appointed President of the new joint venture Endemol Shine Group in October 2014.

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Global Management Team

Martha Brass

CEO of International Operations

Martha Brass was appointed CEO of International Operations for the newly launched Endemol Shine Group in December 2014. In this role Martha oversees companies in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, India, China, South-East Asia, Latin America and Israel.

Martha’s previous role was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Endemol Group’s operating companies across Australia, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

She first joined Endemol in January 2009 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Managing Director of International Operations in March 2010, and became Chief Operating Officer in January 2013.

Prior to joining Endemol, Martha spent four years as Executive Vice President and Head of Television for 19 Entertainment, based in both London and Los Angeles. She was responsible for managing the development, production and sales of 19’s television properties, including the worldwide phenomenon, Idols, as well as the hit series So You Think You Can Dance.

Previously Martha spent six years at FremantleMedia, where she held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer, FremantleMedia North America; Chief Operating Officer, Southern Europe and South Africa; Commercial Director, FremantleMedia Production and Commercial & Finance Director, Fremantle International Distribution. Martha has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Edwin van Es

Chief Financial Officer

Edwin van Es was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the newly launched Endemol Shine Group in December 2014.  Van Es is responsible for all the Group’s finance activities including controlling, accounting, tax and treasury as well as IT and internal controls.  

He held the same position at Endemol, where he joined in 2004 as a Business Controller and was promoted to Head of Group Controlling in 2007 before being appointed Group Finance Director in July 2011. Prior to joining Endemol, he spent 6 years in various finance functions at steel company Corus / Hoogovens.

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Boudewijn Beusmans

Group Commercial Officer

Boudewijn Beusmans was appointed Endemol Shine Group’s Group Commercial Officer in December 2014. In this role Beusmans is responsible for includes overseeing distribution and legal affairs.

In 2011 Boudewijn became Global Head of Legal & Corporate Secretary at Endemol Group and went on to become Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer. In this capacity he oversaw the group's legal affairs, being responsible for the group’s legal and compliance matters.

Boudewijn worked as a lawyer with a large Dutch firm prior to joining Endemol in 2005, where he was appointed Corporate Secretary four years later and became responsible for all corporate legal matters.

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Charlie Gardner

Co- Director of Marketing and Communications

Charlie Gardner was appointed Co- Director of Marketing and Communications for Endemol Shine Group in December 2014 and oversees both areas for the newly launched company.

Charlie joined Endemol’s UK operation in 1999 as Head of Corporate and Public Relations and was promoted to Director of Communications in 2004. In 2006 he was given the additional role of Group Press Officer for Endemol Group, with a further remit for media communications internationally, before being appointed Global Head of Public Relations in February 2009.

Prior to joining Endemol he was part of the Corporate PR team behind the launch campaign for Channel 5 in the UK, joining in 1996 as Corporate Affairs Executive.  He was previously an account executive at international public affairs agency IGA with a wide range of blue chip clients.

As Co-Director of Marketing and Communications for Endemol Shine Group, Charlie has responsibility for the company’s worldwide media communications and marketing as well as continuing to oversee media relations for Endemol Shine UK.

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