Leaders 2023

Meet the 53 who will help shape and redefine future leadership in the TV industry and act as a proactive catalyst for positive change.

Ameenah Taher

Development Executive

Archie Onobu

Producer/Director

Anwar Mamon

Executive Producer

Cassie Quarless

Director

Daniel Dempster

Producer Director / Edit Producer

Dawn Payne

Commissioning Executive/Executive Producer

Deborah Reece Bloch

Series Producer

Delia Williams

Series Producer

Deena Rahman

Senior Producer

Eliya Arman

EVP Operations / Executive Producer

Emmanuel Ayettey

Producer/Director

Errol Ettienne

Series Director/Edit Producer

Faith Musembi

Producer

Fozia Nasir

Producer

Garfield Carrott

Series Director

George Riad

Series Producer

Georgina Bobb

TV Production Manager & Entrepreneur

Helen Landeau

Line Producer

Hetal Dhanak

Series Producer

Janey Ayoade

Producer/Director

Janine Thomas

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries - Channel 4

Jermaine Blake

Series Director

Karen Chambers

Producer/Director

Karen Gabay

Series Producer/Celebrity Producer

Kiki Yihui Wang

Assistant Producer

Kwabs Oppong

Director | Producer | Edit Producer

Laura Spence

Producer

Leanna Smith

Production Manager Film4, Founder of Ebony Elite.

Leon Mayne

Commissioning Coordinator at the BBC

Lynsey Martenstyn

Producer/Director

Maegan Tillock

Senior Producer

Marian Edusei

Producer/Director

Michas Vanni

Producer/Director

Nicky Bedu

Co-founder, Exec Producer at Fully Focused Productions

Nicola Gregory

Producer

Ola Shittu

Finance Manager

Olaide 'Laide' Sadiq

Senior Producer/Edit Producer

Priya Sohal

Development Producer

Rajesh Thind

Director/Writer/Producer

Richard Mejeh

Series Director

Ruppert Gabriel

Series Director/Series Producer 

Sachelle Connor

Producer/Director

Saleyha Ahsan

Filmmaker/Journalist/ Presenter

Samantha Fernandes

Head of Development

Sharon King

Producer / Story Producer

Sheena Simpson

Assistant Producer/Story Producer

Shurwin Beckford

Series Producer / Director

Symeon Brown

Channel 4 Correspondent

Tayo Yusuff

Director

Venita Singh-Warner

Freelance Line Producer

Leaders 2023, Coming Soon...

Nominations are now closed for the cohort for 2023 Breakthrough Leaders. A massive thanks to everyone who nominated someone or themselves. We have had over 350 nominations for just 50 places –  eeek!

This is an extraordinary marker of the wealth of senior and highly skilled black, Asian and Minoritized Ethnic professionals that already exist in our industry.