Sydney-based Beyond International has named Liliana Lombardero as general manager of television arm Beyond Distribution. With the news leaking out at Cannes that Hilary Davis from Alibi Films International was replacing Gary Hamilton as head of sales at Beyond Films, this is the second London-based divisional head to be appointed by Beyond in the past three weeks.

Lombardero has spent 16 years in television sales, international co-productions and distribution worldwide, most recently as director of sales with RM Associates (London).

Her responsibilities will encompass staff in London, New York and Sydney. Beyond managing director Mikael Borglund said the positions were based in London to ensure a greater interface with Beyond's markets and a strengthening of its global profile: "We were extremely fortunate to have secured two such experienced and well suited candidates to lead Beyond in its realignment with the changing marketplace."

Lombardero's predecessor Ellen Lovejoy will be moving from London to New York with responsibilities for the US and Latin America. It is understood that there is still a senior investment role to fill in the Beyond Films office in Sydney.