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

Ameenah Taher

Creative Executive EMEA

YouTube Original Content

Victoria Noble

VP Original Content, Factual


Clare Sillery

Head of Docs, History & Religion


Emile Nawagamuwa

Commissioning Executive


Harjeet Chhokar

Unscripted Executive

Amazon Studios

David Smyth

Commissioner, Entertainment


Jonny Taylor

Director, Original Documentary Film


Mark Iddon

Commissioning Editor


Gwawr Lloyd

Commissioning Editor

Channel 4

Carolyn Payne

Commissioning Editor

National Geographic

Paul Hembury & Helen O’Donnell

Director of Talent, Head of Development

BBC Studios TalentWorks

Laura Luckenbaugh

Director, International Programming and Development

AMC Networks

Simon Lee

Commissioning Executive

Channel 4

Nelesh Dhand

Manager, Documentary Series


Louise Thornton

Head of Commissioning

BBC Scotland

Samantha Fernandes

Head of Development


Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia

Senior Scripted Acquisitions & Co-Production Manager

Red Arrow Studios International GmbH

Ben Kelly

Unscripted Series Director


Gemma Boswell

Commissioning Editor

Channel 4

Paula Thomas Gallie

Commissioning Editor


Hollie Abbott

Director of Development


Gemma John-Lewis

Commissioner - Entertainment


Dominque Cutts

Commissioning Executive

Red Bull Studios

Karin Marelle

VP Program Acquisitions & CoProductions


Simon Nelson

Development Executive

BBC Writersroom

Sarah Reese

VP Development, TV Series


Victoria Glover

Development Executive

Red Bull Studios

Sean Hancock

Director of Unscripted


Kate Thomas

Commissioning Editor, Daytime and Features

Channel 4

Sreya Biswas

Commissioning Editor


Gwenllian Gravelle

Drama Commissioner


Saul Goldberg

TV Agent

Creative Artists Agency

Tilly Coulson

Head of Development

Sky Drama Commissioning 

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