ESPN announces new roles for senior leaders
By Shantanu Srivastav | January 18, 2018
ESPN has announced new roles for its senior leaders as it aim to build on the expansion of its domestic and global business.
Mike Morrison has led ESPN’s businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC) since 2008 but will now return to the US in his new role as Vice President, ESPN Business Development.
Morrison will report to Justin Connolly, Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.
Connolly said: “Mike’s extensive experience in creating innovative solutions and managing and executing partnerships will allow for an effortless transition into a business development role on our team.
“He will be integral to our efforts in identifying and building new business opportunities.”
Tim Bunnell, Senior Vice President, International Programming, Production & Marketing, will add regional responsibilities to his functional roles. He will now also oversee ESPN’s businesses in China and North Asia.
Meanwhile, Charly Classen will expand his role to Vice President & General Manager, EMEA, South Asia & Australia/New Zealand. As part of his new responsibilities, Classen will now manage ESPN’s businesses in South East Asia, Australia/New Zealand and India, in addition to EMEA.