ConnectED 2022

Once again ConnectED offers delegates the opportunity to connect with commissioners, distributors and co-production partners from the BBC, Channel 4, Netflix, Red Arrow, ITV, Sky and more .

Browse the host profiles below and submit your meetings requests!

There is no limit to the number of requests delegates can submit, we will confirm a maximum of 3 meetings per delegate. Each request should be tailored to one host. Our speed meetings are 10 minutes long and are scheduled according to the host’s availability. We will do our best to confirm at least one of your requests but cannot guarantee that you will secure a meeting.

Applications for speed meetings are now closed.


ConnectED Speed Meeting Hosts - 2022

Kate Thomas

Commissioning Editor, Daytime and Features

Channel 4

David Smyth

Commissioner, Entertainment


Gwawr Lloyd

Commissioning Editor

Channel 4

Carolyn Payne

Commissioning Editor

National Geographic

Laura Luckenbaugh

Director, International Programming and Development

AMC Networks

Victoria Glover

Development Executive

Red Bull Studios

Ameenah Taher

Creative Executive EMEA

YouTube Original Content

Tilly Coulson

Head of Development

Sky Drama Commissioning 

Paula Thomas Gallie

Commissioning Editor


Simon Lee

Commissioning Executive

Channel 4

Hollie Abbott

Director of Development


Ben Kelly

Unscripted Series Director


Gwenllian Gravelle

Drama Commissioner


Emile Nawagamuwa

Commissioning Executive


Simon Nelson

Development Executive

BBC Writersroom

Gemma John-Lewis

Commissioner - Entertainment


Sarah Reese

VP Development, TV Series


Louise Thornton

Head of Commissioning

BBC Scotland

Paul Hembury & Helen O’Donnell

Director of Talent, Head of Development

BBC Studios TalentWorks

Clare Sillery

Head of Docs, History & Religion


Jonny Taylor

Director, Original Documentary Film


Karin Marelle

VP Program Acquisitions & CoProductions


Samantha Fernandes

Head of Development


Sean Hancock

Director of Unscripted


Mark Iddon

Commissioning Editor


Sreya Biswas

Commissioning Editor


Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia

Senior Scripted Acquisitions & Co-Production Manager

Red Arrow Studios International GmbH

Harjeet Chhokar

Unscripted Executive

Amazon Studios

Nelesh Dhand

Manager, Documentary Series


Gemma Boswell

Commissioning Editor

Channel 4

Dominque Cutts

Commissioning Executive

Red Bull Studios

Victoria Noble

VP Original Content, Factual


Saul Goldberg

TV Agent

Creative Artists Agency

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