The Week: People news - Allen takes Endemol role

Charles Allen, the former chief executive of ITV, has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Dutch television production company and Big Brother producer, Endemol.

In his new role, Allen will advise Goldman Sachs Equity Partners, which has a large stake in Endemol, on a number of media issues. Separately, Allen also joined the board of Virgin Media this week as a non-executive director.