Our Mentors

The Breakthrough Leaders programme will  provide support via your very own INS –  individual support network. 
These leading industry figures will not only offer bespoke career guidance and support throughout the course of the year, but their role is also to challenge, inspire and champion our leaders.

Ade Rawcliffe

ITV

Andy Parfitt

Enlightened Leadership

Alisa Pomeroy

C4

Amy Flanagan

BBC

Anna Mallet

VP, Production Management – UK & LLO, Netflix

Christian Vesper

President of Global Drama, Fremantle

Daisy Lilley

Netflix

Dimitri Doganis

Raw TV

David Glover

CEO of 72 films

Fatima Salaria

Naked TV

Georgia Brown

Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios

Iyare Igiehon

Creative Diversity Partner

Jane Turton

Chief Executive Officer, All3Media

Ian Katz

C4

Henry Blake

Writer / Director

Jo Smith

BBC 2, BBC 4

Jay Hunt

Apple

Jonny Taylor

Netflix

Karen Wilson

Kudos

Karl Warner

Head of Youth & Digital, Channel 4

Lorna Clarke

BBC

Luke Lewis

Netflix

Natalie Rose

Executive Producer

Luke Seraphin

Sky

Marc Lorber

Lionsgate

Nick Mirsky

Managing Director, Quay Street Prod

Paddy Wivell

Director

Nana Hughes

Head of Comedy, ITV

Martin Oxley

Motion Content Group

Nav Raman

Chatterbox

Paul Heaney

BossaNova

Pat Younge

Cardiff Prod

Phillip Edgar-Jones

Sky

Philippa Lowthorpe

Freelance Director

Ralph Lee

Chief Executive Production, BBC Studios

Richard Bond

Managing Director, Dragonfly Film & Television

Patrick Holland

BBC

Rita Daniels

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries for Channel 4

Ros Coward

Executive Producer at Fremantle UK

Sandra Smith

Endemol

Sara Geater

Chief Operating Officer, All3Media

Sean Hancock

Netflix

Simon London

Head of Original Programming and Content, Africa Media Works’ Yanga TV

Tim Hincks

Expectation TV

Tom McDonald

Director of BBC Studios Factual

My Mentor Has...

““With the help and guidance of my mentor, I have established a direct line of communication with major commissioner editors for global streamers”.

“Having a mentor has given me a different attitude and perspective. The opportunity to talk to someone high up in the industry has been so helpful.”

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.