Nick Gawne

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Nick Gawne, Chief Financial Officer of WildBrain, is a finance and operations executive with over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment space with a focus on kids’ and family IP. Prior to WildBrain, Nick worked at eOne for almost 15 years in increasingly senior roles. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Nick was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager at eOne following that company’s acquisition by Hasbro in 2019. In that role he oversaw international teams in finance, HR and communications as well as three operating units across location-based entertainment, app publishing and animation. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer, Family and Brands at eOne, working across production, content distribution and licensing for such franchises as Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. He was also responsible for revenue streams for digital (including AVOD, YouTube, social and paid media), app publishing, location-based entertainment and music. Prior to this, he held numerous senior finance and business development roles in eOne’s Family and Brands and film distribution groups. Earlier in his career, Nick held roles with KPMG and NM Rothschild & Sons’ TMT (telecoms, media and technology) M&A team in London, as well as with financial communications firm Abchurch and media research firm Kagan World Media. Based in Toronto, Nick is a member of CPA Ontario and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Communication and Society (Honors) from the University of Leicester.