Chris Dwyer leaves Turner after 13 years



The head of communications and marketing at Turner Asia Pacific is leaving after 13 years with the broadcaster.

Chris Dwyer, who started out as a program publicist with CNN in London in 2001, and moved to Hong Kong in 2005 to be PR manager for CNN Asia Pacific, left his role as head of marketing and public relations for CNN Asia Pacific and corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting last month.

His departure is not related to a restructure at Turner that began last year, which saw a third of staff cut from regional headquarters in Hong Kong, but comes just a week after Turner’s SVP of Enterntainment Networks Sunny Saha left the company after 14 years of service.

Dwyer is to be taking a break from the industry before reviewing his options, Mumbrella understands.

The company is searching for a replacement for Dwyer’s role.

Meanwhile, James Moore has taken on an expanded role as associate director of communications for Turner Asia Pacific, while Penelope Heath runs communications for CNN Asia Pacific.

Dwyer’s marketing remit will now be covered by Olivia O’Toole, who is director of marketing, licensing and merchandising.


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