The Power and Chernobyl producer Sister has hired former Netflix content chief Cindy Holland as global CEO.
Holland joins after an 18-year tenure at Netflix, including nine years as Vice President of original content. She left the streamer in September 2020.
Holland’s appointment was announced by Elisabeth Murdoch, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, and Jane Featherstone, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sister.
Holland will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and oversee its execution across Sister and its portfolio companies in the US and the UK.
At Netflix, Holland established the network’s original programming strategy and oversaw the teams behind titles including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit, among many others.
Most recently, Holland has been an active investor and advisor, with a focus on entertainment and women’s sports. She began her career on the producing side working at Spring Creek Productions with Paula Weinstein and at Mutual Film Company.
Holland joins Sister following news in May that Stacey Snider was stepping down as global CEO. Snider remains involved as a creative advisor to the company and in charge of the Los Angeles office’s TV and film slate.
“I am delighted to join Sister at this exciting stage. The future is bright for well-positioned independent companies, and I love to build and support successful teams,” said Holland. “For years I’ve admired Jane Featherstone, and I am passionate about the artist-forward ethos that Liz has fostered at the Sister entertainment group.”
“Cindy has been a transformational leader in the industry for many years. She’s the total package: strategic, curious and focused on impact. Cindy is exactly the person to help take us to the next level, and I’m really looking forward to working together,” said Murdoch.
“I’ve known Cindy a long time and seen firsthand the passion she has for nurturing artists’ projects and creating a bigger vision,” said Featherstone. “I’m thrilled to welcome her and join forces to continue building Sister.”
Sister’s credits include The Power (Prime Video), This is Going to Hurt (BBC/ AMC), Landscapers (SKY/ HBO), The Split 1-3 (BBC One/ AMC+) Gangs of London (SKY/ AMC) and Chernobyl (Sky/HBO).
It has invested in companies including documentary producer Dorothy Street Pictures, British animation company Locksmith Animation, publishing venture Zando and podcast studio Campside Media.