Sean Clarke new Aardman MD
Sean Clarke has been named as the new managing director of Aardman, the Bristol, UK independent animation studio. Clarke has been at the company for over 20 years and headed up the International Rights and Marketing department for over a decade. He succeeds David Sproxton, who is stepping back from the MD role after 43 years at the helm of the organisation.
Famous worldwide for its unique and entertaining productions, Aardman is home to much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph, as well as being the creative force behind content for advertising partners, digital platforms, games developers and immersive entertainment experiences for a global audience. Co-founded by Peter Lord and David Sproxton in 1976, the company transitioned into Employee Ownership in November 2018 in order to secure its creative and cultural legacy for decades to come.