Ivan Dunleavy has joined Oscar-winning VFX company Milk as the non-executive chairman.
The former CEO of Pinewood Group has been hired to manage the growth of the company after 17 years of experience as Pinewood’s CEO.
In addition, Milk has received an investment of £2m from the Business Growth Fund (Bgf) which the company will use to expand its studios, invest in new technical equipment and add staff.
Milk has recently worked on the likes of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.
It is currently in production on Alex Garland’s Annihilation, Kingsman 2, TV anthology series Electric Dreams and Doctor Who series 10, among others.
Private Sme-backer Bgf was established in 2011 and is funded by five of the UK’s banking groups – Barclays, Hsbc, Lloyds, Rbs and Standard Chartered.
“Our new partnership with Bgf and the appointment of Ivan Dunleavy as chairman