Bios — BBC Worldwide Americas

Ann M. Sarnoff

President, BBC Studios - Americas
As President, BBC Studios Americas, Ann M. Sarnoff is responsible for driving growth and profit across the company’s diversified business divisions in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. She oversees linear and digital program sales and co-productio... Read More

Nigel Gaines

Chief Financial Officer, BBC Worldwide - Americas
In his current position, Nigel Gaines is responsible for BBC Worldwide - Americas’ financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and risk management activities and corporate financial strategy. He reports to the President of 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 - Americas in 2011 as SVP Human Resources, leading HR organization and people initiatives across the Americas. She is responsible for strategic oversight of the organization’s people strategies and core human resou... Read More

Christine Black

Senior Vice President, Communications and Events, BBC Worldwide - Americas
As Senior Vice President, Communications and Events for BBC Worldwide - Americas, 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, Los Angeles, and Mia... Read More