LONDON—Endemol, a leader in entertainment programming best known as the producer of the television shows Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal, has appointed Charlie Gardner to the new role of global head of public relations. Gardner will have responsibility for Endemol’s worldwide media communications and will report to and work alongside Paul Johnson, who takes up the role of global head of marketing and brand partnerships in March.
Gardner will also liaise with Endemol’s operating companies around the world in coordinating communications across the group and will continue to oversee media relations for Endemol U.K.
Gardner joined Dutch company Endemol’s U.K. operation in 1999 as head of corporate and public relations and was promoted to director of communications in 2005. In 2006 he was given additional role of group press officer for Endemol Group, with a remit for media communications internationally.
Prior to joining Endemol he was part of the corporate PR team behind the launch campaign for Channel 5 in the U.K., joining in 1996 as corporate affairs executive.