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Dee Kahlon

Talent Exec & Head of Development (current)
Head of Development (Before being a leader)

Dee is a true asset to the UK TV industry, with a huge level of knowledge, resilience and personality. She wanted to use her Leadership skills to foster off screen talent, becoming a Talent Executive at The Garden in 2021 with a focus on supporting an inclusive workforce and helping talent excel in the industry. As a Head of Development at Gold Wala she has been instrumental in doubling growth every year she has been there by securing amazing access, and building relationships. Previously Dee was the Head of Development at Raw Cut where she originated ideas such as the Grierson Award winning Netflix doc Kingdom of Us, and developed a string of true crime ideas including The Detectives and Cops UK: Bodycam Squad. Before this she worked across a broad range of factual programming including the EMMY award winning Brat Camp, Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School For Boys, and My Monkey Baby. Her passion is born from a desire to uncover amazing stories and represent unique voices, and her solid background in production guarantees a keen eye for ideas that work on screen, keeping viewers hooked from title sequence to closing credits.

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Nominated by Faraz Osman,  CEO Gold Wala

Since joining the team at Gold Wala, Dee has been instrumental in helping us double in growth every year and has significantly broadened our customer and commissioner base to allow the company to be recognised as a key supplier for all broadcasters.
Juggling the realities of being a modern parent, she had never compromised on her commit to our company and we feel blessed to have her as part of the team.

Dee is a true asset to the UK TV industry, with a huge level of knowledge, resilience and personality. She is a key example in how diversity can positively impact mainstream broadcasting and sits shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best in the business.

We feel passionately that with strong mentorship and guidance, she will be a force for good, shaping positive representation and ensuring trust, creativity and fun remains at the heart of future programming.


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

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