Tamara Howe

Talent Schemes Committee Chair

Tamara began her career in television some thirty years ago, cutting her teeth on the multi-cultural magazine programme, The Bandung File. Five years later she moved to LWT where she spent a further thirteen years in the commercial sector. During her time at LWT she moved through the ranks of production management and was a founding member of the Cultural Diversity Network, working closely with the other key Broadcasters to improve representation both on and off screen. In 2003 she joined BBC Current Affairs as Head of Production & Finance and in 2006 joined BBC Children’s as their Head of Operations where she led on the move to Salford. During her time in Children’s she was promoted to COO and asked to deputise for the Director of Children’s, both roles gave her an overview and responsibility for all elements of the business both as producer and broadcaster. Tamara has worked for BBC Vision Productions as the Controller of Vision Production Operations. She was formerly Controller of Business for Comedy & Entertainment, working across BBC Vision. Tamara sits on the London Council for the Prince’s Trust is Chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes and is a Governor at Ravensbourne College.