Rob is responsible for setting the international format development agenda and direction for all FremantleMedia companies, as well as the management of all global format acquisitions. He also chairs the company's Intellectual Property (IP) Leadership Group which co-ordinates all international entertainment format and Enterprises development around the FremantleMedia Group.
Prior to his current role, Rob was President of Worldwide Entertainment at FremantleMedia, having joined the division in 2003. He has managed a number of FremantleMediaís most successful global roll-outs including Got Talent, The X Factor, The Farmer Wants a Wife, The Apprentice, Hole in the Wall, Letís Dance, and Take Me Out, as well as the continued success and roll out of the Idols franchise. Rob has also helped in the re-launch of game shows including Family Feud, Password and The Price is Right.
Rob is a highly experienced producer, programme creator and writer across primetime, entertainment, reality and comedy genres. He has extensive experience in the UK television industry having previously been Head of Entertainment for Scottish Media Group and Princess Productions, as well as Executive and Senior Producer for London Weekend Television, Carlton, HatTrick and Celador. During his career, Rob has worked on many iconic and leading series including Donít Try This At Home, Surprise Surprise, Popstars, Man O Man, The Likely Lads, Wheel of Fortune, Big Talent Show, Supermarket Sweep, Blind Date, and Beadles About. He also co-wrote and created the sitcom Barbara.