John Hardie appointed chair of the RTS Board of Trustees


John Hardie was been appointed chair of the RTS Board of Trustees, replacing Mike Darcey, who resigned when he left the television sector to become CEO of News International.

Glasgow-born John Hardie joined ITN in June 2009 as CEO. Prior to joining ITN, he was executive vice-president and managing director of Walt Disney Television EMEA from 2001 to 2009. He built Disney Channel from a boutique pay-TV channel in 9 million homes generating $200m in revenues to become by far the most successful kids' TV business in Europe with distribution in 44 million homes, generating $500m in revenues. 

Between 1997 and 2001 he was marketing and commercial director of ITV Network Ltd.