Joint Chief Operating Officers

Published: 4th April 2024

GFM Animation has announced the promotion of Amanda Kerridge and Saiqa Mobeen to Joint Chief Operating Officers, reporting to Chairman, Guy Collins.  As Joint COOs their roles will include overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, working with the team to drive strategic growth across all areas of the business.  In addition, Amanda will continue overseeing marketing & PR activities across the company’s slate and Saiqa will continue to lead the finance team.  Both are members of the GFM Animation board.

Amanda Kerridge said ‘It is an exciting time for both GFM Animation and for independent animated feature films in general.  There is a real appetite for quality family films from distributors and worldwide audiences, and we are proud of the films we have on our slate and those we’re soon to announce.  We were one of the first companies in the independent sales sector to recognise this desire for great animated stories and with this reinforced focus on strategic growth, we hope to continue to lead the way.’

Saiqa Mobeen continued ‘As the company grows, it is important that we take a strategic view, as well as a creative view, to help shape the company’s future. Sharing this role of COO with Amanda means that we can look at the company as a whole – across all departments – and work proactively with the team to achieve our goals.’