Brett Foraker quits Channel 4 for LA

Brett Foraker, the creative director of Channel 4, is to stand down from his post in August to pursue advertising and film projects in the US.

Foraker: stepping down as Channel 4's creative director
Foraker: stepping down as Channel 4's creative director

Tom Tagholm, the head of creative at 4Creative, the channel's in-house creative department, will become the acting creative director of Channel 4. The company will not immediately seek a replacement and Foraker will remain as a consultant to the channel from his base in Los Angeles.

Foraker was responsible for the rebrand of Channel 4 in 2005, for which he won a D&AD black Pencil and Campaign's Advertiser of the Year, as well as the idents for E4, More4 and Film4.

David Abraham, the chief executive of Channel 4, said: "Brett is one of the most influential creative talents of his generation. He has delivered consistently innovative work across our channels."

Foraker will maintain a base in England, where he is represented for commercials by RSA.