Cat Lewis is an Executive Producer and CEO who runs her own Manchester based independent production company called Nine Lives Media, which launched in 2007. The company makes documentaries, fact-ent formats, drama documentaries, children’s programmes and current affairs for all the major UK broadcasters and for American channels. Cat has won two BAFTAs, two national Royal Television Society awards, an International Emmy and many other awards. Nine Lives is the largest factual producer in the North West and is one of just two companies with an output deal for Channel 4’s flagship current affairs strand, Dispatches. The company recently won the BBC tender to make Songs of Praise for BBC One from 2017 to 2020, in partnership with the Cardiff based independent, Avanti Media.
Cat is Chair of the RTS North West; on the UK Advisory Panel of the Creative Industries Foundation; is a BAFTA judge; is a Global Ambassador for Manchester and is a former Vice Chair of Pact (the Producers Alliance for Cinema & TV).