2020 SPEAKERS

Afua Hirsch

Journalist & Documentary Maker

ALEX CONNOCK

FELLOW

OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Alex Horne

Comedian & Creator

Taskmaster

Ash Atalla

Managing Director

Roughcut TV

Ben Frow

Director of Programmes

Channel 5

Ben McOwen Wilson

Managing Director

YouTube UK & Regional Director, EMEA

Big Zuu

Brian Hill

Director & MD

Century Films

Caroline Hollick

Head of Drama

Channel 4

Catherine Nicholson

European Affairs Editor

France 24

Cathy Newman

News Presenter

Channel 4

Charlene White

Journalist & Newsreader

ITV News

CHARLOTTE MOORE

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

BBC

Clare Sumner

Director Policy

BBC

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Actor

Normal People

Daisy Goodwin

Writer & TV Producer

Damian Collins

MP

Danny Horan

Head of Factual

Channel 4

David DeHaney

Proper Content

David Olusoga OBE

historian, academic, broadcaster, writer & producer

Mactaggart Lecture 2020

Debbie Ramsay

Editor

BBC Newsbeat

Duane Jones

Multi-Award winning Broadcaster, TV executive, artist manager, music publisher and DJ

Ed Guiney

Executive Producer

Normal People

Edith Bowman

TV & Radio broadcaster

Emilia Clarke

Actor

Emma Cox

Journalist

Emma Dabiri

Writer and broadcaster

Emma Keith

Head of Broadcast and National Theatre Live

Emma-Rosa Dias

Managing Director

Afro-Mic Productions

Fatima Salaria

Fiona Campbell

Controller

BBC Three

Gareth Evans

Creator & Director

Gangs of London

Geoffrey Goodwin

Senior Director

Studios, Ryot + Verizon Media

Georgia Brown

Director of European Amazon Original Series

Amazon Studios

Grayson Perry

Award-winning artist, Writer & Broadcaster

Guy Gadney

CEO & Co-Founder

Charisma.ai

Hayley Steed

Literary and Book to Screen Agent

Madeleine Milburn Literary

Hilary Rosen

Deputy Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Howard Lee

President & General Manager

TLC

IAN KATZ

Director of Programmes

CHANNEL 4

Jackie Edwards

Head of Fund

YACF

Jacqueline Baker

Jake Edmonds

Jameela Jamil

Actress, writer, host and advocate

Jane Turton

Chief Executive Officer

All3Media

Jeniffer Kim

Senior Vice President, International Originals

HBO MAX

Jeremy Darroch

CEO

Sky

Jess Fowle

Creative Director & Founder

True North

John Landgraf

Chairman

FX Networks & FX Productions

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity

BBC

Kate Phillips

Controller, Entertainment Commissioning

BBC

Kate Russell

Technology Journalist, Broadcaster & Author

Katie Razzall

Editor

BBC Newsnight’s UK

Kay Burley

News Presenter

Sky

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Deputy Director of Programmes

Channel 4

Kevin Bakhurst

Content & Media Policy Group Director & Board Direct

Ofcom

Kevin Lygo

Director of Television

ITV

Kirk Jones

Director

Kirsty Wark

Journalist, broadcaster, writer

Kitty Walsh

Managing Director

Remarkable

Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE

Actor, playwright, director & broadcaster

Laura Gibson

Creative Director

Talkback

Laura Kennedy

Group CEO

Avalon

Lauren Sequeira

Writer

Gangs of London

Lavida Loca

Rapper

Leaf Arbuthnot

Culture journalist & author

Leah Kurta

Digital Consumer Psychologist & Innovation Lead

Lenny Abrahamson

Director

Normal People

Lucy Pilkington

Managing Director

Milk and honey productions

LUCY PREBBLE

Writer

Luke Hyams

Head of Originals

YouTube, EMEA

Luke Speed

Primary agent for Book to Film rights

Curtis Brown Group

Maddie Moat & Greg Foot

Presenters & Filmmakers

Let’s Go Live with Maddie & Greg

Malcolm Gerrie

Chief Executive

Whizz Kid Entertainment

Marcus Ryder

Chief International Editor

CGTN News Digital

Martin Dougan

Host

BBC

Mary Nightingale

Newsreader, journalist & presenter

Mehreen Baig

Television Presenter, Blogger & Activist

Michelle Matherson

Talent Executive, Television & Radio Drama Producer and Development Executive

Miranda Wayland

Head of Creative Diversity

BBC

Nasfim Haque

Commissioning Editor

BBC Three

Nathaniel Grouille

Director of Unscripted Originals

Netflix

NICK CURWIN

CHAIRMAN

MATISSE

NOEL CLARKE

Actor, writer, director & producer

Noel Curran

Director-General

European Broadcasting Union

Patrick Holland

Controller

BBC TWO

Patrick Robinson

Actor

Sitting in Limbo

Paul Feig

Writer, Producer & Director

Paul Mescal

Actor

Normal People

Peter White

Television Editor

Deadline

Phil Edgar-Jones

DIRECTOR OF SKY ARTS & HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT

Sky Arts

Philippa Giles

Managing Director

Bandit TV

Philippa Perry

British psychotherapist & Author

PIERS WENGER

Controller

BBC Drama

Pippa Bennett-Warner

Actor

Gangs of London

Poppy Dixon

Director of Documentaries & Factual

Sky

Posty

Fouder

GRM Daily

RICHARD WATSHAM

Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Rob Holloway

Executive Producer

Discovery Inc.

Rob Sharenow

President of Programming

A+E Networks

Roger Mosey

Former Head

BBC TV News

Rohit Kachroo

Security Editor

ITV News

Rory Kinnear

Actor & Playwright

Rose Garnett

Director

BBC Films

Russell T Davies

Writer

Sam Barcroft

Chief Executive Officer

Barcroft Studios

Sanjay Singhal

Managing Director

Voltage TV

Sarah Milton

Chief Operating Officer

Digital UK

Scott Bryan

TV Critic & Broadcaster

BuzzFeed UK

Sean Hancock

Director of Unscripted Originals & Acquisitions

Netflix

Shane Allen

Head of Comedy

BBC

Sheila David

Book to Screen Agent

SIMON WILLGOSS

Executive Producer & EVP Development

Nutopia

Soleta Rogan

Managing Director

Rogan Productions

Sope Dìrísù

Actor

Gangs of London

Sophie Leanord

Director of Programmes

Minnow Films

Stella Corradi

Director

Sitting in Limbo

Stephen S. Thompson

Novelist & Screenwriter

Sitting in Limbo

Sue Vertue

Producer

Sunetra Sarker

ACTOR

Susanne Daniels

Global Head of Original Content

YouTube

Symeon Brown

Reporter

Channel 4 News

Tara Conlan

Freelance Writer

Media Guardian and the Observer

Thomas Benski

Executive Producer

Pulse Films

Thor Gjermund Eriksen

Director General

NRK

Tiffany Calver

DJ & broadcaster

Tim Bradshaw

Global Technology Correspondent

Financial Times

TINATIN BERDZENISHVILI

1st Deputy Director

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Tom McDonald

Director of Factual

BBC Studios

Ulrich Wilhelm

Director General

Bayerischer Rundfunk BR (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation)

Vas J Morgan

Activist, TV personality & Editor in Chief

TINGS Magazine

Wendy Darke

Founder

True to Nature

Will Gompertz

BBC

Arts Editor

Willow Grylls

Co-Ceo

New Pictures

Yinka Bokinni

Presenter/Host

Zai Bennett

Managing Director of Content

Sky UK & Ireland

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