Pinewood Group, owner of the UK’s iconic Pinewood and Shepperton Studios, has promoted three execs in its North American team and hired former British Film Commission exec Tara Halloran.

In a bid to strengthen its presence on the continent, New York-based representative Eoin Egan has been upped to senior vice president, taking the lead on international expansion and developing global strategic partnerships, while Megan Guy and Kevin Bar, who operate out of Pinewood Studios Toronto and Pinewood Studios Atlanta respectively, both step up to vice president roles.

Halloran has joined Pinewood International as vice president of North American partnerships, leading on business development and marketing out of Los Angeles.

“In line with Pinewood’s global growth strategy, expanding and consolidating our North American team is key to our plans,” said Pinewood Group commercial director Nick Smith. “I’m confident that their combined talents and experience put us in a strong position to further enhance Pinewood’s international reputation.

Pinewood is currently Europe’s largest provider of studio and facilities space and its footprint includes Toronto, China, Dominican Republic, Malaysia and what is soon to be the largest hub outside of LA in Atlanta, Georgia. Pinewood International is now engaged in packaging projects, via development and production funding, tax credit cash flow, studio rental, production and post production services.

Last month, Pinewood Group was purchased by London-based asset manager Aermont Capital for £323.3M ($430.1M).