2021 Speakers

Adrian Padmore

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Factual Entertainment

Channel 5

Afua Hirsch

Writer, Broadcaster & Co-Founder

Born in Me Productions

Anne Mensah

VP for Original Series

Netflix

Annie Price

Presenter & Broadcaster

Ben Frow

Chief Content Officer

Channel 5 / ViacomCBS

Ben Kelly

Nonfiction Team

Netflix

Bettany Hughes

Historian, Broadcaster & Co-Founder

Sandstone Global

Boyd Hilton

Entertainment Editor, Contributing Editor

Heat Magazine, Empire Magazine

Caroline Hollick

Head of Drama

Channel 4

CHARLOTTE MOORE

Chief Content Officer

BBC

Charlotte Riley

Actress & Director of The Wonderworks

Daisy Lilley

Nonfiction Team

Netflix

Dan Grabiner

Head of Unscripted UK

Amazon Studios

Daniel Pearl

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Current Affairs

Channel 5

Danny Horan

Head of Factual

Channel 4

David Dehaney

Creative Director

Proper Content

Denise Seneviratne

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Factual Entertainment

Channel 5

Dr. Howard Fine

Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist

Dr. Natalie Wrayford

Lecturer of Culture, Media, & Creative Industries

Kings College London

Ellen Windemuth

CEO

WaterBear Network

Faith Omole

Actress

We Are Lady Parts

Fiona Lamptey

Director of UK Features

Netflix

Gabriel Silver

Director, Drama

Sky Studios

Georgia Brown

Director of European Amazon Original Series

Amazon Studios

Gillian Pensavalle

Podcaster

Gina Gardini

Partner at Cattleya & Creative EP for 'Gomorrah'

Cattleya - Part of ITV Studios

Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist

Hannes Heyelmann

Executive VP Programming, EMEA

WarnerMedia

Hilary Rosen

Deputy Director of Commissioning

UKTV

IAN KATZ

Director of Programmes

CHANNEL 4

Jack Thorne

Writer, Dramatist & Playwright

MacTaggart Lecture 2021

Jessica Spencer

Producer & Edit Producer

Jo Nesbo

Writer

Jo Street

Head of Daytime and Features & Head of Hub Glasgow

Channel 4

Johanna Devereaux

Director, Scripted Content, EMEA

The Walt Disney Company

Jon Mountague

Director, Comedy

Sky Studios

Jonny Sweet

Actor, Writer & Co-Founder

People Person Pictures

Kate Phillips

Director, Entertainment

BBC

KATIE RAWCLIFFE

Head of Entertainment

ITV

Kevin Lygo

Managing Director

ITV

Kit Morey

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Factual Entertainment

Channel 5

Koby ‘Post’ Hagan

Co-Founder & Creative Director

GRM Daily

Lee Mason

Director, Scripted Content, EMEA

The Walt Disney Company

Leonardo Fasoli

Head Writer

Gomorra

Liam Keelan

Vice President, Original Productions, EMEA

The Walt Disney Company

Lisa Holme

Group Senior Vice President Of Content & Commercial Strategy

Discovery

Lisa Perrin

Managing Director, International Production

ITV Studios

London Hughes

Comedian, Actor, Writer & Presenter

Louis Theroux

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Mindhouse TV

Lucy Murphy

Director, Kid's Content

Sky UK & ROI

Marco Chimnez

Co-CEO

Cattleya - Part of ITV Studios

Marcus Arthur

Chief Executive Officer

UKTV

Michelle James Reynolds

Women's Officer; Co-Director of SMTJ

BECTU Unscripted

Niall Aslam

TV Personality & Activist

Nida Manzoor

Creator, Writer & Director

We Are Lady Parts

Patrick Holland

Director, Factual

BBC

Pete Thornton

Head of Scripted

uktv

Peter White

Television Editor

Deadline

Phil Edgar-Jones

DIRECTOR OF SKY ARTS & HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT

Sky

Phil Harris

Head of Entertainment & Events

Channel 4

Philippa Perry

British Psycotherapist & Author

PIERS WENGER

Director, Drama

BBC

Pippa Bennett Warner

Actor

POLLY HILL

Head of Drama

ITV

Rakie Ayola

Actor

Ria Hebden

Presenter & Broadcaster

RICHARD WATSHAM

Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Sally Woodward Gentle

Executive Producer

Sarah Kameela Impey

Actress

We Are Lady Parts

Sean Doyle

Director, Unscripted Content, EMEA

The Walt Disney Company

Sebastian Cardwell

Deputy Director of Programmes

Channel 5

Simon Bird

Actor, Writer & Co-Founder

People Person Pictures

Steve Coogan

Actor & Writer

Sue Murphy

Head of Factual Entertainment

ITV

Surian Fletcher-Jones

Executive Producer, 'We Are Lady Parts'; Head of Drama

Working Title Television

Susan Rovner

Chairman, Entertainment Content

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Tan France

Broadcaster & Producer

Tony Schumacher

Writer

Val McDermid

Crime Novelist & Writer

Whoopi Goldberg

multi-award winning artist, producer, author, entrepreneur & humanitarian

Zai Bennett

Managing Director of Content

Sky UK & Ireland

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