Aug 17, 2016
DHX Brands has appointed four new team members in its London office. Debbie Walker was appointed as brand manager, Cheryl Brock joins in as design manager in the creative services team, Alessia Foster takes the position of head of product development, with Holly Taylor joining her as product development manager.
Walker will lead brand and marketing initiatives in the UK for preschool properties Twirlywoos and In the Night Garden. Having worked in roles across Mattel, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Trinity Films, Walker has experience in kids’ and family brand marketing, public relations, and creative communications.
Brock will help maintain a growing DHX Brands portfolio and launch new titles. Her background spans licensing design for both product and graphics across a range of properties. Previously, she worked for brands, such as Thomas and Friends, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, and My Little Pony.
Establishing a dedicated DHX Brands product development team, Foster brings in international experience of leading the development of products through licensing, live events, and attractions programs. Taylor joins the team with a focus on apparel and soft lines development. Most recently, she worked for Disney on their apparel development for major retailers in the UK.