EMG/Gravity Media appoints Scott Kinlyside as managing director, Australia

EMG/Gravity Media has appointed Scott Kinlyside as managing director, Australia.

In his new role, Kinlyside will oversee strategic leadership and operational and financial management to drive the company’s continuing development in Australia.

Scott Kinlyside: Managing director, Australia, for EMG/Gravity Media.

Kinlyside has 30 years production and operational experience across media, technology and creative industries.

Prior to his appointment as managing director of EMG/Gravity Media in Australia, he was business administration and commercial director, responsible for overseeing administration aspects of Gravity Media’s Australian business including commercial and business development initiatives, business processes, and leadership of the company’s finance, HR and legal functions.

His appointment follows recent key global executive appointments to the newly merged EMG/Gravity Media, with Warwick Lynch appointed as chief financial officer, Stéphane Vermersch as chief transformation and M&A officer, Sean Seamer as chief commercial and strategy officer, Wendy Stanborough leading HR and Peter Bates, Bart De Maeyer and Bruno Gallais as Regional CEOs leading EMG / Gravity Media teams in key global territories including UK, The Netherlands and France respectively.

In Belgium, EMG/Gravity Media’s operation will continue to be led by Dirk Theunis, Rene Steinbusch will continue to lead the Germany operation and Claudio Cavalotti will continue to lead the Group’s operation in Italy and BOOST Graphics.

EMG/Gravity Media chief executive Shaun Gregory said: “This marks a significant step forward in fortifying the company’s position as an industry leader and driving growth in the ever-evolving broadcasting, media, and production landscape.

“The new leadership team’s combined expertise aligns seamlessly with our vision for the future and their collective skills, experience and strategic vision will be instrumental in steering EMG/Gravity Media through the exciting opportunities that are ahead.”

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Kinlyside added: “As the newly appointed managing director, my focus is on fostering a future of innovation, creativity and growth with our talented team here in Australia and leveraging our newly formed merged entity for success in this region.

“Beyond our technology and facilities, each member of our team plays a vital role in our success, and we have some of the most talented people in the business supporting our clients. I look forward to cultivating new partnerships, developing our service offerings and pushing the boundaries for a vibrant future.

With multiple studios, turn-key production services, post-production facilities, large outside broadcast and DSNG fleet, event communications and specialist camera technologies, Gravity Media Australia is involved in a diverse range of projects. These include partnering with major production companies, free to air and subscription television networks, streaming platforms, leading sports organisations, and corporate production clients throughout Australia.

Peter Bates, CEO of the UK, USA, Australia & Middle East, added: “We are thrilled to announce Scott as our newly appointed Managing Director in Australia. Together, we are poised for an exciting chapter in EMG / Gravity Media’s story, and we look forward to the prosperous future ahead under Scott’s leadership.”

Gravity Media Australia’s acknowledged broadcast technology and production partnerships across major sports in Australia include the Australian Open and the Summer of Tennis, Racing.com, the Melbourne Cup and all major horse racing events in Australia, the Supercars Championship including the Bathurst 1000, Tour Down Under, PGA Tour of Australasia, Stawell Gift, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and several Cricket Australia domestic competitions. Gravity’s sports communications team also facilitates match official services for AFL, AFLW, VFL and Super Rugby competitions.

Gravity Media Australia’s production centres in Sydney and Melbourne provide live studio and production space for panel shows, light entertainment shows, film production and post services.

Gravity’s post-production house at Disney Studios Sydney plays a key role in facilitating television and major film productions with international production studios, and many of Australia’s leading independent film and television producers.

Other recent projects include The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Australian Idol, The Masked Singer, Australia’s Got Talent, Deal or No Deal, 1% Club and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here for Australia, UK and Germany. Other major entertainment events include The ARIA Awards, The AACTA Awards, NSW Schools Spectacular and the recent Mushroom 50 Live Anniversary concert.

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