After 17 years leading Pinewood, Ivan Dunleavy is stepping down as chief executive.
In an email to all staff on 24th April, Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood, said: “Ivan has played a huge role in the success of Pinewood. When we became owners six months ago, we were delighted that he stayed on. Now, having overseen a smooth transition from public company to private ownership and with the business in such great shape, he has suggested the time is right to move on.
“I am pleased to say Ivan will continue to bring us the benefit of his experience as a senior adviser.”
In the same email, Ivan wished Pinewood, its staff and “all contributors to the screen industries” every success: “I want to express my sincere thanks to all staff, past and present, at Pinewood for the support you have shown me.”
Paul Golding will act as chairman and interim chief executive.
He told staff there would be “substantial investment in people and infrastructure at Pinewood and Shepperton” and that the company aimed to strengthen its international presence in the main markets around the world.