Testronic Appoints Stephen Watford as COO

Testronic, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localisation services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, announced today they have appointed Stephen Watford to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Responsible for the operations of both the Film & Television division as well as the Gaming division across offices in London, Warsaw, New Orleans and LA, Watford joins Testronic at a time of shifting working practices and growth.

Watford has a solid background of group operating experience in the marketing and advertising agency space having held chief financial and operational roles at AKA Group and Havas Media UK – both large multi-group companies.

Dominic Wheatly, CEO of Catalis, the holding company of Testronic, said: “The Gaming and the Film & Television industries are equally going through significant growth due to the changing habits of consumers during the pandemic. Both divisions are experiencing growth while at the same time dealing with shifting work patterns due to remote work and social distancing safety guidelines. Stephen’s experience working at the operations level of large global marketing agency groups is proving invaluable to Testronic.”

Stephen Watford, COO Testronic, said: “Testronic’s expertise and heritage in QA and testing puts it on solid ground for growing and prospering throughout these challenging times. I am looking forward to working with the talented teams across both divisions in its global offices to keep the company on track for success.”