Brave Bison announce three new senior hires

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Brave Bison has announced three new senior executive hires, the latest in a new wave begun by recently-installed CEO Kate Burns.

Fran Hale joins as sales director, Ben Sinden as managing director, publishing, and Louise Parker as chief of staff.

Hale joins from influencer agency PMYB, having also previously worked at Myspace and Last.fm.

Sinden has worked at Netflix, The Telegraph, and ITV, and has led communications teams at international publishers and global entertainment offerings.

Parker joins from insurtech incubator Insurtech Gateway. Prior to that she spent seven years working as a technician on feature films.

Commenting on her appointment, Hale said: “My career has led me to work with some of the most exciting names in music and video, so when a role became open at Brave Bison, giving me the opportunity to work at one of the world’s most valuable social content publishers, I immediately knew it was the right fit for me. On top of that, the opportunity to work with such an industry titan as Kate was too good a chance to give up!”

Sinden added: "From afar I've seen Brave Bison grow strong business units across rights and channel management, establishing themselves as experts in social video growth. With Kate Burns now at the helm, Brave Bison is ready for its next step. Leading the charge on rolling out owned and operated cross-platform brand strategy, to work with these already existing foundations, is a fantastic opportunity. I'm looking forward to growing audiences across existing and new channels, featuring original and exclusive content that will appeal to digital audiences globally.” 

Parker said: “Having previously worked with Kate Burns on an emerging start-up while at Hambro Perks, I immediately took to the chance of working with her again. Brave Bison is doing some incredible work in the space and I’m excited about joining such a talented  team.”