Sunset+Vine promotes David Tippett to managing director
Sunset+Vine head of broadcast David Tippett has been promoted to the role of managing director at the London-based sports production company, effective immediately.
In his new role, Tippett will work alongside Sunset+Vine executive chairman Jeff Foulser, focussing on his strengths and experience in live production and major events and helping to oversee the day-to-day running of the company.
In addition, Tippett will continue to lead the team that will deliver the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games host broadcast operation.
Commenting on the promotion, Foulser said: “In over 10 years with S+V David has proved himself time and again handling some of the biggest projects this company has taken on and this promotion is well deserved. I’m really looking forward to working more closely with him as we move the business forward.”
Tippett started his career with Sky where he oversaw the production of four Ryder Cups. He has taken on leading roles at Sunset+Vine for many different projects including ESPN rugby, the Grand National and Derby coverage for the BBC, ICC cricket in Bangladesh and India and leading successful bids for the World Equestrian Games, World Rugby Sevens Series as well as the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tippett himself said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this exciting new role. We’ve had to withstand an incredibly challenging period at S+V and the dedication of the staff has been crucial to seeing us through. While the current outlook is still relatively uncertain, we’re in a good position to continue our strong recovery from a difficult 2020 and I’m really looking forward to playing my part in that ongoing process and beyond.
“We will emerge stronger than before and build on our unrivalled reputation for creativity and innovation to deliver great coverage, shows and content for our clients. ”
Tippett is a member of the SVG Europe Advisory Board and a regular speaker at SVG Europe events.
Sunset+Vine’s previous managing director John Leach passed away in 2020. The industry veteran was a crucial part of the Sunset+Vine family since 1995 and is much missed by the whole team, the company said.