EMG / Gravity Media unveils new executive leadership team

On February 20th, 2024, EMG / Gravity Media revealed the lineup for its key Executive Leadership Team positions, spanning all countries and group functions. These appointments come on the heels of the recent merger, consolidating the company’s position as one of the largest and most influential broadcast technology and production entities globally.

Warwick Lynch takes the helm as Chief Financial Officer, with St├ęphane Vermersch assuming the role of Chief Transformation and M&A Officer, and Sean Seamer stepping in as Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer. Additionally, Peter Bates, Bart De Maeyer, and Bruno Gallais have been appointed as Regional CEOs, leading EMG / Gravity Media teams in pivotal territories. Together with Global CEO Shaun Gregory, this Executive Leadership Team will ensure the continued provision of unparalleled media services and solutions for clients worldwide.

In his new role as Chief Financial Officer, Warwick Lynch spearheads financial strategy for the merged entity. Formerly CFO of Gravity Media, Lynch now oversees financial activities, including planning, reporting, and capital management. He plays a critical role in safeguarding the integrated business’s financial stability and fostering sustainable growth.

St├ęphane Vermersch, now Chief Transformation & M&A Officer, guides EMG / Gravity Media through dynamic change, driving strategic initiatives for operational efficiency, organizational agility, and innovation. With a background as CFO of EMG Group, Vermersch’s expertise positions him as a key architect for the group’s future trajectory.

As Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Sean Seamer shapes the company’s market presence and growth direction. His responsibilities include commercial strategy development, identifying new opportunities, and aligning business objectives with market trends. Formerly President of Gravity Media in the USA, Seamer’s global experience lends depth to his leadership role.

While the Chief Operations Officer position remains vacant, an executive search is underway.

Regionally, the establishment of three new business areas enhances the group’s synergy and efficiency across all operating countries. Each region will have a dedicated CEO within the Executive Leadership Team, aligned with common requirements and resources. Peter Bates serves as interim Regional CEO for the UK, USA, Australia, and the Middle East, Bart De Maeyer for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, and Bruno Gallais for France and Italy.

All appointments take immediate effect.

These senior leadership appointments signify a significant stride in strengthening the company’s position as an industry frontrunner and driving growth in the ever-evolving broadcasting, media, and production landscape.

Shaun Gregory, CEO of EMG / Gravity Media, commented on the appointments:

“We are excited to welcome such talented individuals to our newly formed Executive Leadership Team. Their expertise in business transformation, finance, and strategy perfectly aligns with our vision for the future. This collective vision will be pivotal in navigating the exciting opportunities that lie ahead post-merger. These appointments underscore our commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients, shareholders, and employees.”

These strategic appointments underscore EMG / Gravity Media’s commitment to assembling a robust leadership team capable of driving sustainable growth and fostering a culture of innovation. The combined entity is poised to leverage synergies resulting from the recent merger, solidifying its position as an industry powerhouse.

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