Hilary Strong, CEO, The Anthology Group
Hilary joined The Anthology Group as CEO in 2017, where she now runs a studio of six TV and film production companies and a rapidly growing theatre investment, production and advisory business.
In her previous role as CEO for Agatha Christie Ltd, Hilary executive produced the recent feature film Murder on the Orient Express, as well as closing a deal for over 20 hours of BBC Agatha Christie specials, including the highly acclaimed And Then There Were None in 2015 and The ABC Murders in 2018 and the award-winning The Witness for the Prosecution in 2016. During her tenure there, she completed the ITV Hercule Poirot series and then set about transforming the Agatha Christie brand into a modern global multi-platform force in both feature film and TV, as well as introducing new opportunities on publishing, stage and digital platforms.
Prior to Agatha Christie, Hilary helped to re-launch Foyle’s War for ITV, whilst Managing Director of Acorn Productions. As Group Commercial Director at Chorion Limited before that, Hilary strategised the sale of several significant literary estates (including The Mr Men, Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter) and served as Group Business Director on the Board of Hat Trick Productions, where she supported the growth of the mega successful indie for over 14 years and initiated and managed commercial strategies for globally successful entertainment and drama productions such as Have I Got News for You?, Father Ted and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.