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DRG exec takes Beyond acquisitions role

Caitlin Meek-O’Connor is leaving DRG to become head of acquisitions at Beyond Distribution, the sales division of UK-Australian company Beyond.

Caitlin Meek-O ConnorAt Beyond she replaces Yvonne Body, who retired at the end of last year. The appointment is effective January 26.

Based in London, Meek-O’Connor will report to Beyond Distribution’s general manager, Michael Murphy.

At DRG she has acquisitions manager, factual and factual entertainment.

“We are delighted Caitlin is joining us, bringing her experience in programme acquisitions and a solid background in sales,” said Murphy. “She will be a strong addition to the Beyond team and I am sure producers will enjoy working with her.”

“Beyond’s catalogue has broad appeal and carries a diverse range; with brands such as MythBusters, Highway Thru Hell and Love It or List It,” added Meek-O’Connor. “I look forward to working with producers throughout the world and building the catalogue of programmes.”

Prior to DRG, Meek-O’Connor was head of sales and acquisitions at Mercury Media, and also worked in the BBC’s commercial affairs team.