Seven exec joins BBC Worldwide Aust & NZ

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Seven’s Director of the Live Events division (RED Live) Dustin Lockett is to join BBC Worldwide ANZ as its Commercial Director.

At Seven Lockett launched Seven West Media’s live events division, co-producing Ghost The Musical, Better Homes & Gardens Live and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo spectacular. He was VP of Live Events at FremantleMedia from 2010-13, launching MasterChef and Grand Designs Live shows along with QI Live theatre tour with Stephen Fry and The X Factor Australian tours.

At BBC Worldwide he will oversee live events and entertainment, consumer products and home entertainment, and the development of all ancillary brand licensing revenue streams.

BBC events have included the Doctor Who Festival, the News Corp BBC Earth DVD promotion, with a Louis Theroux Live On Stage tour to come.

BBC Worldwide ANZ Managing Director Jon Penn said: “Dustin has the experience and entrepreneurial flair to build our new areas of business and maximise the commercial value of our brands. He has worked on some of the biggest events in Australia, across the spectrum of commercial development, and I am delighted that he will be joining us to help deliver this strategic priority.”

Dustin Lockett said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining the team at BBC Worldwide, which has some of the best-loved brands in the world and I am looking forward to realising their commercial potential in Australia and New Zealand.”

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