Channel Five makes corporate affairs director Sue Robertson redundant

Channel Five has made long-standing corporate affairs director Sue Robertson redundant as part of the management cull brought in by new proprietor Richard Desmond.

Redundant: Sue Robertson
Redundant: Sue Robertson
Robertson leaves the broadcaster on 31 August, after working at Five for nine years.

Head of strategic comms Andrew Sholl said: ‘Sue will be taking some time off and will be assessing her options.’

Robertson has formerly worked as head of corporate affairs at Channel 4, director of corporate affairs at United Broadcasting and Entertainment and press secretary to Dr David Owen MP.

She has also worked as a BBC producer on Panorama, Question Time and Newsnight.

Robertson leaves at the same time as channel controller Richard Woolfe and director of strategy Charles Constable.

On 31 October, chief executive and chairman Dawn Airey, managing director Mark White, director of finance David Hockley, director of legal Paul Chinnery and head of HR Natasha Adams will depart.

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