BBC Wales head and Doctor Who Executive Producer Piers Wenger is to join Film4.
Wenger will join the Channel 4 film division in the role of Senior Commissioning Executive as part of a wider expansion of the broadcaster’s commissioning team.
Announcing the appointment, Channel 4’s Controller of Film and Drama, Tessa Ross, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Piers to the team. He is a hugely talented executive who will bring to Film4 real vision at a time when we are embarking on an exciting new phase in our development.”
Wenger said he would leave BBC Wales and Doctor Who “with great sadness”.
He added: “Film4’s output, with its ethos of encouraging film-makers to produce their most authored and original work, could not be closer to my heart and so it’s with huge excitement and a great sense of privilege that I take up this role.”