Venetia Davie has joined the ranks of newly formed ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) as Vice President, UK and Ireland.
Reporting to Mark Kingston, Senior Vice President, International, Venetia will manage the London-based team and overseeing local relationships with key VCP partners.
Additionally, she will be responsible for both developing promotional partnerships and leading local VCP retail sales and marketing divisions across the two markets.
“Venetia has extensive experience across a range of branded consumer products businesses, and a proven track record of transforming and expanding key properties in markets around the world,” says Mark.
“She will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing a consumer products strategy for our growing business in the UK and Ireland.”
Davie previously held several senior roles at DC Thompson. Most recently, she led DC Thompson’s acquisition of Petit Collage, a children’s toy and gifting company, and was named Managing Director at Petit Collage in 2017.
Davie also served in leadership positions at DC Thompson’s other brands, Wild & Wolf and Paragon Book Publishing. Her roles at Parragon Book Publishing spanned Children’s and Licensed Publishing, Global New Business Development, International Sales, and Gifting. Additionally, Davie previously held senior publishing roles at Mattel and Harper Collins.