Many of you will have already read about the major changes going on within the commissioning team at Channel 4.
Today I am pleased to announce that Stuart Cosgrove has been given a new, enlarged role as Director of Creative Diversity.
In his new post Stuart will help drive the commissioning of multiplatform content from a diverse range of companies throughout the UK.
Stuart will continue to manage his current department of Nations & Regions, but will now also lead on cultural diversity, indie relations, disability and the Paralympics strategy for Channel 4, all of which fall under the new banner 'Creative Diversity'.
The Creative Diversity team, based in Glasgow and London, will integrate all support for creative diversity across the organisation.
This is good news for companies in the Nations & Regions - Channel 4's targets for out-of-London production remain in place, and the team in Glasgow will continue to work closely with creatives from across the UK.
Channel 4 has also today announced a £50m boost to its commissioning budget.
Stuart remains a committed member of the 38minutes community and you can still expect to see him on here regularly, eulogising the northern soul scene and posting acerbic blogs on the faddism of Twitter.
You can read the full press release here.