Bios — BBC Worldwide North America

Ann Sarnoff

President, BBC Worldwide - Americas
As President, BBC Worldwide - Americas, Ann M. Sarnoff is responsible for driving growth and profit across the company’s business divisions the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, which includes Los Angeles-based studios BBC Worldwide Productions and Ad... Read More

Nigel Gaines

Chief Financial Officer, BBC Worldwide North America
In his current position, Nigel Gaines is responsible for BBC Worldwide North America’s financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and risk management activities and corporate financial strategy. He reports to the President of... Read More

Matt Forde

Executive Vice President, Content Production, Sales and Distribution, BBC Worldwide North America
As Executive Vice President, Content Production, Sales and Distribution, Matt Forde heads up the company’s integrated content team in the U.S. and Canada.  His team develops and produces formats and original shows for the company’s studio brands, BBC... Read More

Vernon Chu

General Counsel, BBC Worldwide North America
Vernon G. Chu has been the General Counsel for BBC Worldwide North America since July 1999, and is responsible for all legal matters affecting BBC Worldwide in the United States and Canada. He oversees policy and compliance issues in the territory in... Read More

Sergei Kuharsky

Executive Vice President, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America
Sergei Kuharsky was appointed EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises for BBC Worldwide North America in March, 2017.  He is responsible for increasing revenue across e-commerce, home entertainment (DVD & EST), consumer products, live events, reta... Read More

Patty Erickson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, North and Latin America
Patty Erickson joined BBC Worldwide North America in 2011 as SVP Human Resources, leading HR organization and people initiatives across the U.S. and Canada. She is responsible for strategic oversight of the organization’s people strategies and core h... Read More

Christine Black

Senior Vice President, Communications and Events, BBC Worldwide North America
As Senior Vice President, Communications and Events for BBC Worldwide North America, Christine Black is responsible for driving the communications and events strategy for BBC Worldwide in the U.S. and Canada. With teams in New York and Los Angeles, B... Read More