Jetpack names interim Global Head of Sales

Marie-Laure Roche joins ahead of Mipcom, covering maternity leave for Gillian Calvert Ridge

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 27.08.2019 | Watch

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Jetpack Distribution has brought Marie-Laure Roche on board as interim Head of Sales to cover for Gillian Calvert Ridge, who is on maternity leave. 

Marie-Laure has held several key roles in the children’s TV industry, including managing the content distribution of entertainment properties such as Thomas and Friends and Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures at Mattel. Prior roles include managing sales across the globe during a five-year stint at Cake Entertainment, working on properties such as Angry Birds, Total Drama Series and Angelo Rules.

Marie-Laure will be based in London and will report directly to Jetpack Distribution’s CEO Dominic Gardiner, who says: “Marie-Laure will be a great asset. She has some brilliant experience and contacts and I’m greatly looking forward to working with her as we head towards Cannes this Autumn.”

She officially joins the company on 1 September and will be working alongside Dominic and Gillian in the lead up to MipJunior and Mipcom in October.

Marie-Laure says: “I am very excited to join the Jetpack team. Since its inception I’ve followed the company’s growth path (including it’s ever growing catalogue) with keen interest. It’s a great opportunity!”


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