Nicky Davies Williams appointed to the board of DCD Media plc

11 September 2014

DCD Rights is delighted to announce that Nicky Davies Williams has been appointed to the Board of DCD Media plc, the independent TV production and distribution group as an Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Nicky Davies Williams has had a distinguished career in Media distribution. Nicky was appointed CEO of DCD Media’s distribution division, DCD Rights, in December 2005 when she sold NBD TV, a company she founded and ran successfully for over 22 years, to the Group.

An English Literature graduate from Leeds University, Nicky began her career in the record industry before establishing her own company, NBD Pictures, an international TV sales agency originally specializing in music specials and events.

The catalogue grew to represent many of the larger independent production companies such as Celador Entertainment, working on series with Paul McKenna, and comedy drama from Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell, as well as Hat Trick Productions’ comedy catalogue.

In 1990, Nicky was awarded the Broadcast Business Award for services to the international exchange, distribution and marketing of television programming.

She has held non-executive directorships on the board of The Channel Television Group from 1991-1998, as part of the ITV Network was one of the few women Directors within the ITV, and was one of the founding directors of Women in Film and Television, UK.

David Craven, Chief Executive and Chairman of DCD Media, said “We are very pleased to welcome Nicky to the Board at a time when DCD Media has increased its focus on developing the rights and distribution business. The combined experience of the team of Directors encompassing media, finance and commercial development is a key asset for the group’s further expansion into rights exploitation.”

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights, added “I believe DCD Media under new ownership and direction presents a compelling opportunity for growth in the rights sector. I am pleased to join the team to assist in achieving our ambitious plans over the coming months and years.”