Advisory Committee

Passionate, tireless and foolhardy is how you might best describe the incredible team of volunteers on our Advisory Committee.

Up to 30 individuals from TV and digital content are invited to join the Committee by the Advisory Chair and the Festival Director and they play a key part in creating what is widely regarded as the most important event in the TV calendar.  The Festival is billed as ‘by the industry, for the industry’ because it is shaped and produced by these industry professionals alongside their day jobs, ensuring that all of our content is up-to-the-minute, highly relevant and engaging. The Committee meet once a month to discuss ideas and shape sessions, before rolling up their sleeves at Edinburgh to produce the sessions they have championed, with the help of some very willing and able APs.  Being on the committee is hard work but it’s also fun, it’s important and it’s an honour. And it gives everyone involved the chance to give something back. The Festival funds our two talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network, helping to support the next generation of new and diverse talent in the industry.

BBC TWO Controller, Patrick Holland, has been appointed as the Advisory Chair of Edinburgh TV Festival 2020

Holland will work with the Festival team to spearhead a group of cross-genre industry executives to help curate the programme and lead the Advisory Committee.

Holland’s Festival theme looks at our evolving TV ecology, the increasingly global market, and the role of PSBs and how they can respond, following decades of being at the centre of our culture.

2020 Advisory coming soon

See the 2019 Advisory below

Ana De Moraes

Group Creative Director


Babita Bahal

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

BBC Content

Ben Powell-Jones

Head of Programming

LADbible Group

Chris Aylott

Head of Marketing

BBC Studios Productions

Claire Mundell

Founder and Creative Director

Synchronicity Films

David Brindley

Head of Popular Factual


Dhanny Joshi


Big Deal Films

Donna Mathews

Deputy Head of Press and Publicity

Channel 4

Emma Hardy

Head of On-Screen Talent

Channel 4

Heather Greenwood

Senior Executive

Fulwell 73

Ian Lamarra

Creative Director

Alaska TV

Ian Moffitt

Senior Agent

ICM Partners

Jacky Martens

Assistant Editor

BBC News at 10

Jane Featherstone


Sister Pictures

Jita Mitra

YouTube Executive

BBC Three

Jonny Coller

Group Director of Development


Jonny Meenagh

Objective Media Group

Kate Ward

Executive Vice President


Kelly Webb-Lamb

Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual

Channel 4

Kwadjo Dajan

Drama Creative Director

Sugar films

Maryam Mossavar

Media Content Partnerships


Mike Beale

Managing Director

ITV Studios Nordics & Global Creative Network

Morwenna Gordon

Commissioning Editor for Comedy


Nav Raman

Creative Director


Neil Mortensen

Director of Audiences


Philippa Collie-Cousins

Commissioning Editor for Drama


Rachel Corp

Deputy Editor and Head of Programmes

ITV News

Rebecca Thompson

Controller of Audiences (Commissioning)


Rita Daniels



Satmohan Panesar

Factual Entertainment Commissioner


Seb Curtis

Head of Development, Factual Entertainment

BBC Studios

Sohail Shah

Non Exec Director, Elstree Studios and Former BBC Entertainment Commissioner

Elstree Studios

Steve Regan


Hello Mary

Sunny Kang

Producer/ Director

Nine Lives Media

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