Paul Corley joins Green Bay Board

5th July 2008

Paul Corley, a former Controller of Factual Programmes for ITV Network and Carlton Television was responsible for a string of popular peak-time hits for ITV, including ‘Hollywood Women', ‘Blues and Twos', ‘Special Babies', ‘Police Camera Action', ‘Airline' and ‘Neighbours/Holidays from Hell'. He also commissioned award-winning documentaries like Desmond Wilcox's ‘The Visit' and Paul Watson's Bafta-winning ‘Malcolm and Barbara'.

Paul Corley said: ‘Green Bay is one of the fastest growing independent production companies with a strong domestic and international slate of commissions. It is very well positioned for further growth and I am delighted to be joining the Board at this exciting stage in the company's development'.

Green Bay's Creative Director Phil George said: ‘Paul Corley brings a wealth of experience in popular quality television to Green Bay. His appointment, on the back of a £500,000 equity investment last autumn, is a sign of Green Bay's determination to make a real mark in network television across the UK by securing returning commissions in volume for the quality work which has built our reputation'.

Paul Corley is a senior television executive with more than 30 years experience at ITV, BBC and Channel 4. He was formerly Managing Director of Carlton Broadcasting, Chief Executive of Border Television plc and Controller of Factual Programmes for ITV Network. He is a Fellow and trustee of the Royal Television Society.

In the 1980's he produced or Executive Produced a range of series for Channel 4 including award winning music series The Tube and major documentary series The Gnostics, Carl Jung: Wisdom of the Dream, Melvyn Bragg's Land of the Lakes and Chris Bonington's Lakeland Rock and Everest Years.

In 1992 he joined the launch team of Carlton Television as Controller of Factual and Regional Programmes, developing a range of programmes for ITV including Hollywood Women, Blues and Twos, The Good Sex Guide with Margi Clarke, Special Babies and Police Camera Action as well as long running regional series like Capital Woman.

In 1996, he joined ITV network as Controller of Factual, Arts and Daytime, commissioning a range of high rating series for ITV peak-time including Airline and Neighbours/Holidays from Hell. He also commissioned award-winning documentaries like Desmond Wilcox's The Visit and Malcolm and Barbara, Paul Watson's Bafta-winning documentary dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

From 2001 to 2007 he was Managing Director of GMTV Ltd, producer of Europe's highest rating breakfast news and entertainment service. GMTV outperformed ITV in ratings and advertising revenue during his tenure and he also developed the company's new media strategy.

 

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