Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) top brass have implemented a corporate restructure to accommodate emerging markets.

Gary Ferguson will now focus on China, Russia and Brazil in his newly expanded role as senior vice president of emerging markets.

He will also supervise Fox's worldwide licensee operation and play a key role in the division's anti-piracy agenda.

Ferguson previously served as senior vice president of Europe, and joined Fox in 1995 as TCFHE managing director, UK.

Steven Leighton has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president of Northern Europe and will oversee the UK, Germany and Nordic territories.

Leighton joined TCFHE in 2004 as managing director of Australia and became Fox's UK managing director two years later.

Marc Caux joins as senior vice president of Southern Europe effective Jul 30, and will oversee the division's offices in France, Benelux, Italy and Spain.

Caux will take on a leading role in the partnership with supermarket giant Carrefour, for whom Fox operates as DVD category manager across the four territories, and will manage the French joint-venture relationships with Pathe and Europa.

Prior to Fox, Caux served as general manager at both Warner Home Video Canada and Warner Home Video Brazil, among other positions.

'This year, Fox broke records when Night At The Museum became the biggest foreign DVD title of all time in Russia, where we are also poised to double our business in 2007,' TCFHE International's executive vice president and general manager, Keith Feldman said.

'In China, we established an exclusive partnership last year with leading distributor Zoke Culture Group. To maintain this momentum, we've assembled an executive team ideally suited to driving our Fox and MGM business forward in these markets, while sustaining our core strategies.'

Ferguson, Leighton and Caux will all report to Feldman.