Longtime CFO, Barb Harwood, will transition from the role and oversee the handover to Bodymore.

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February 13, 2024

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Simon Bodymore.
Simon Bodymore. Thunderbird Entertainment

Thunderbird Entertainment Group has announced it has appointed Simon Bodymore as the company’s new chief financial officer, effective March 4. He succeeds Barb Harwood, current chief financial officer, who, after 19 years with Thunderbird, has decided to transition out of the role and will leave the company as of March 1. 

Bodymore has more than 25 years of experience leading financial teams for public and private companies, with a concentration in the last 15 years working with Canadian companies that operate internationally. He also has extensive experience raising financing for software-enabled businesses. Since 2014, he held the position of chief financial officer at Vancouver-based software company, Tasktop Technologies.  

Bodymore, based in Vancouver, reports to Jennifer Twiner McCarron, chief executive officer, chair, Thunderbird. 

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Simon to the Thunderbird family as our new CFO,” says Twiner McCarron. “Simon has an amazing track record of helping fast-growing companies scale effectively and efficiently. He also has great experience working with entrepreneurially minded leaders to further their businesses. I am very much looking forward to working with Simon as we move into the next phase of our journey to becoming a major global studio.” 

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“I am so impressed by Thunderbird’s productions and its people,” says Bodymore. “The quality of the series produced by Thunderbird, Atomic Cartoons and Great Pacific Media is top-notch across the board. And along with being kind and welcoming, Jenn and her team have a pure passion for continuing to build a company that’s already successful into something bigger. Altogether, Thunderbird has such tremendous potential moving forward. I cannot wait to dig in and get going.” 

Harwood will remain with Thunderbird until the end of the month to ensure continuity in reporting Q2 fiscal 2024 results and an orderly handover of the role to Bodymore. Harwood’s extensive experience in the media sector played a crucial role in supporting the company’s growth, including the acquisition and integration of Great Pacific Media and Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird’s public offering in 2018.  

“We thank Barb for her countless contributions over the last two decades, including the integral leadership role she played in seeing us through our IPO and supporting the company’s rapid growth,” says Twiner McCarron. “It has been a privilege to work alongside Barb, and she will be incredibly missed at Thunderbird.” 

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