The top bosses at Warner Bros. are really pleased with John Stanley and as a result Stanley has been elevated to overlook leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution UK along with Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK, in addition to his current role.
The announcement came from Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain MD Josh Berger, to whom Stanley will continue to report. “In this well-deserved appointment, John’s new broader remit reflects our commitment to cross-category selling, a concept that he has spear-headed to tremendous success over the years. With our products being increasingly sold across many different platforms, John is well-positioned to maximise the sales of our key franchises in one joined-up operation,” Berger stated.
Under Stanley’s leadership, Warner Bros. has consistently delivered above market growth performance in its Home Entertainment and Games businesses at retail, through a more unified and innovative approach to customer-focused operations, which Stanley was instrumental in introducing.
Stanley joined Warner Bros. in February 2007 as MD Warner Home Video UK. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Twentieth Century Fox. During his career he has also held senior sales and marketing roles in the Music Industry and Field-marketing sector.
Reporting to both Stanley and Pilar Zulueta, EVP & GM, EMEA, Warner Bros. Consumer Products is the recently-appointed, Preston Kevin Lewis, GM, Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK.