Jetix appont John Hardie as CEO

Jetix has announced that John Hardie has been appointed as CEO of Jetix Europe. Hardie will begin work immediately, succeeding Paul Taylor, who today announced his resignation from Jetix Europe following Disney’s announcement on December 8, 2008 of its intention to acquire 100% of the shares in Jetix Europe.

Hardie will also continue in his current role as executive Vt, Disney Channels EMEA. Jetix Europe announced on January 30 that its shareholders and NYSE Euronext had approved a buy back offer for its shares for a period to the February 26, 2009 and the de-listing of the company on February 27, 2009.