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About | Simon Pollock & Co | Executive Search | Media & Entertainment

About Simon Pollock & Co.

Leadership requirements evolve, but the need for high-performing executives is constant. Identifying and attracting talent requires a rigorous approach to assessing peoples’ ability to be successful in specific roles and situations. 


We combine a deep understanding of both media & entertainment sector niches and functional roles with a proven executive search and assessment process.  We use this to help you find great people to lead your business, fit your unique needs and have a lasting impact on your organization's future. 

Simon Pollock

Simon Pollock

+44 203 715 0723

+44 7768 202 601



Simon Pollock has had over 25 years’ experience in the media and entertainment business.

He was, most recently, Head of Practice, Media and Entertainment at leading executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles based in London.

Simon started his career in Nashville TN, hosting a local radio show while also selling advertising time. He returned to London in 1990 to work for Disney where he launched a very successful barter division exchanging programming for advertising time which developed significant revenues from the then emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Simon then worked for Sony Pictures Television where he also developed a global barter division as well as running the London television distribution office. He then worked for A&E Television Networks establishing an office in London and was responsible for launching and managing The History Channel throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

He was a non-executive director on the board of the Middle Eastern pay TV platform OSN and is currently a non-executive director on the board of MAI, the leading Denver based media audit specialist.

Simon speaks Spanish and French and lives in London.


Stephen Buchanan

Head of Research and Managing Director of Research Europe

Stephen Buchanan

+44 203 715 0723

+44 7789 547 114



Stephen and his team at Research Europe support Simon Pollock & Co. in providing comprehensive research support on assignments.

He has over twenty years’ experience in executive search and was head of research at two London-based executive search firms in the late 1990s and early 2000s at a time of tremendous change and convergence in the technology, media and telecom sector.

He has extensive experience in identifying and securing talent for media and entertainment businesses. He has hired candidates up to CEO level for content producers and distributors, free-to-air broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT content distributors and brand licensors.

Stephen's work has taken him to meet clients and candidates around the world, and he has conducted candidate interviews in 45 countries.


Sucherman Group

Pollock & Co is delighted to announce a partnership with leading US executive search firm The Sucherman Group. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Sucherman Group is the leading management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment space in the United States.

Through this partnership we are now able to offer truly global coverage in this dynamic sector.

For information on The Sucherman Group please go to http://sucherman.com

T: +44 203 715 0723

M: +44 (0)7768 202 601