As Operations Officer, Helen is responsible for all of ITV’s operational content supply chain from the point of commissioning through to distribution to the customer and beyond. This includes service management of our key partners in our Broadcast supply chain – BT, Arqiva, Red Bee and TVT. Helen started her career in broadcasting in the BBC newsroom with the intention of becoming a journalist but from the minute she walked in the door, she was fascinated by how television was made and switched paths into creative. She worked in the Promotions department at Yorkshire Television, writing continuity scripts, editing trailers and running on-air campaigns. This was a microcosm of television-making with writing, graphics, editing, sound dubbing and post production offering a rounded education in all areas of production. She then moved into presentation and worked her way through various broadcasting roles, including managing transmission for Yorkshire Television before becoming Director of Broadcasting for Granada. With the merger of Carlton and Granada, Helen took a more central role in operations, managing the integration and transition of services into ITV. This continues with her current role which sees further integration of operations and technology as ITV modernises its systems and processes. Helen was also instrumental in founding Clearcast, the company responsible for clearance of advertising in the UK and in setting up the Digital Production Partnership, a driving force for change in the industry. She is a Board Director of Clearcast and of D3&4 and Chairs the DPP. She is passionate about diversity and has a team of British Sign Language specialists in Gateshead – Signpost – who are at the forefront of inclusive training in programme-making: an initiative that started with the deaf community and is gaining ground across the diverse spectrum. On 1st August 2017 Helen was appointed her contract of services to the board of UTV Pension Scheme as a Trustee Director, where she is collectively responsible for the operation of the UTV Pension Scheme.
Julie is CEO of Molinare TV & Film Ltd, an internationally recognised post production facility in the heart of Soho. Since joining, Molinare has grown significantly and is at the leading edge of technology. Prior to joining Molinare, she had worked in numerous companies including Tetra Pak, BMW and latterly Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Her roles have spanned Finance, Operations and Strategy, brings a wealth of experience with her that has helped shape Molinare into what it is today. She is passionate about delivering to the highest standards of customer service as well and developing others.
Morwen Williams is Head of BBC Newsgathering Operations, leading the technical and engineering teams of BBC News in the field and managing a multi-million-pound budget. She is responsible for creative daily technical news gathering for domestic and global stories and oversees more than 200 employees in the UK and abroad, who are deployed to deliver some of the world’s most-consumed news reports. She likes the challenge of using innovation to deliver stories in a more immediate and creative way for audiences and is constantly looking to improve and develop technologies used in newsgathering . Over the last 19 years, since the birth of her first son, Morwen has worked flexibly for the BBC in a number of roles, including job sharing the roles of UK Assignments Editor and Deputy UK Editor. During that time, she led on major special events for BBC News in the UK including the Royal Wedding, G8 and NATO conferences as well as several major breaking news stories. She led a restructure of the operations team for a more digitally-focused output and built a more diverse management team. She is an advisor and mentor to others looking to work flexibly within the BBC and has inspired creative working solutions across the organisation.
Sadie founded Bubble, a global PR, marketing and events company focusing on the entertainment technology, sports and AV business, in 1999 and is still very much the driving force. With 23 years of marketing experience Sadie not only looks after the business side of Bubble and client strategy but also promotes the role of women in the industries she works in. In 2017 she founded the Rise – Women in Broadcast group and in 2018 was awarded the Women in Business Champion of Change award for her work on gender diversity. A keen traveller, Sadie is trying to go to 50 countries before she is 50 and would like to spend more time on the golf course.
Lesley is Director of Operations at Molinare; Molinare is now the largest, privately owned post facility in the UK, offering complete creative services in all genres of feature film and television. Recent work has included numerous 4K/UHD productions, including High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision projects for both home entertainment and theatrical release. Prior to joining Molinare Lesley was COO for Deluxe Media Europe, overseeing the day to day operation delivering to UK Broadcasters and global platforms. During her career Lesley has managed transformation programmes, senior client relationships, operational excellence projects developing media logistics, scheduling and MAM tools and managed teams across multi-site UK operations. Lesley has held several senior management positions in Broadcast Operations at Sky & Technicolor. Her career path, however, started in the creative post production world working as an editor before learning the skills of a VFX artist where she worked for leading global facilities before moving into the world of Operations Management. In addition to her day job Lesley has, for several years, sat on the board of the UK Screen Association and is also a member of the IBC conference committee business stream, chairing and producing conference sessions.
Nicki Fisher is the EMEA Sales Director for Clear-Com, an HME Company. In this role, she is responsible for sales and pre-sales teams, selling and supporting Clear-Com and Trilogy Communications products and solutions across the entire EMEA region. Prior to joining Clear-Com in April 2014, Nicki was the Sales Director for the Tektronix EMEA Video Business for 8 years, where she was responsible for sales of Video Analysis and Monitoring equipment into the Broadcasting, Post Production and Telecoms markets. Nicki spent 11 years working for Agilent (formerly Hewlett Packard) in a variety of senior management and individual contributor sales roles, where she was the first Female Account manager for the UK Aerospace and Defence business and also European Regional Sales Manager for the Communications Test Business. Nicki gained a B.Sc. Hons in Physics from Liverpool University in 1989 and began her career as a Product Training Engineer at Marconi Instruments.
Anne-Louise Buick is Vice President, Global Field and Channel Marketing at Avid, responsible for successfully leading Avid’s global field marketing organization, key strategic partner sales and marketing plans to drive revenue as well as worldwide channel engagement. Prior to joining Avid, Anne-Louise was Head of Media Marketing and Communications at Ericsson, overseeing all marcomms activities for their Media Solutions business. Having worked within the broadcast technology space for over 17 years, Anne-Louise has held senior marketing positions; at IP video technology manufacturer Exterity, where she was responsible for its entire global marketing and communications strategy; a specialist Pay TV subscriber management company and consulted on marketing niche digital archive monetization projects.
Vicky is Managing Director of Procam Projects, specialising in the facilitation of technically challenging multi-camera shoots for both broadcast and music events. Vicky’s career in the broadcast industry started in 2000, when she moved to the UK from her native South Africa. In the time since, Vicky has worked in many disciplines, from newsroom and light entertainment production, to facilities management. Across these fields, Vicky has actively trained and supported team members throughout their learning and career development. In the broadcast industry, technologies evolve rapidly - her passion lies in helping clients understand solutions that will work best for their project, from a commercial, technical and logistics perspective. Having facilitated many of the largest shows in UK entertainment, Vicky’s knowledge and contacts in the industry is widespread amongst production, crew and technical teams.
CEO and co-founder of Cinelab London, Adrian Bull started his career as a projectionist and film technician in 1987 with the BFI. He went on to study Broadcast Engineering at Ravensbourne College, before joining the post production industry to take senior engineering roles at a number of Soho post facilities. He held executive roles at 4MC, Technicolor Network Services, Ascent Media and Deluxe before establishing Cinelab in 2013. Adrian’s extensive experience covers creative post production for film, TV, commercials and broadcast transmission. Cinelab London has established itself very quickly in providing a comprehensive service for filmmakers and content owners. It has provided exclusive film services for Star Wars - The Last Jedi, Mission Impossible - Fallout and Wonder Woman 1984 and in 2018 worked on over 400 commercials shot on film.
Tom is Chief Sales Officer at disguise. disguise products enable creative and technical professionals to imagine, create and deliver spectacular live visual experiences at the highest level. Tom was previously VP Sales EMEA at Foundry, as well as in Sales and Management roles at Tektronix and YellowDog, and has worked in and around media and entertainment technology his entire career. From starting his career operating cameras on daytime TV, Tom now has a breadth of international business experience having managed sales in US and Canada, across Europe, Russia, Japan, India, Aus/NZ and the Middle East.
Anna Lockwood is an experienced media industry executive and is currently the Head of Global Sales at Telstra Broadcast Services. Anna and her team work at the convergence of the traditional broadcast industry with leading-edge telecommunications and digital platforms, and focus on bringing innovative solutions and services to the media and sports industry. In addition to her role at Telstra, Anna is a board member of the EGAA (Esports Games Association Australia), represents Telstra on the Board of Directors of IABM, and is active in industry initiatives around sports, innovation and women in technology.
John Ive has a career in the television industry spanning 40+ years including periods with the BBC, the former IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority), Sony Professional and the IABM. His experience covers; senior management, technology, operations, marketing, training, conference planning, video and audio production, research & development. In addition to video and audio production projects, he currently holds the position of Director of Strategic Insight at the IABM. In recent years he has consulted and given presentations worldwide on industry business trends, television operations, new technology including IT and file-based workflows, content distribution, professional audio, High Definition and Ultra High Definition. As a research engineer at the IBA and Head of Research at Sony Professional Europe he led teams that pioneered digital technology in broadcast production and is the recipient of several patents. As a Director he went on to manage Sony’s broadcast product and business strategy in Europe. John Ive is a Life Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a Fellow and Silver Medal holder of the Royal Television Society, IABM Honorary Member, a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET.
Kate Wendelboe has returned to BT Media & Broadcast as its Director after managing the strategy of a portfolio of BT’s smaller standalone businesses. Previously she had been in Media & Broadcast for three years doing both proposition development then strategy. She is a big believer in bringing together technological and commercial innovation to help solve industry challenges, as well as working collaboratively with customers and partners to achieve the best results possible. Before joining BT, Kate was at Reuters working in marketing communications and then journalism. She was one of the team that started Reuters Insider, Reuters’ multimedia platform for financial professionals, where she held a number of roles including working on the news desk, producing general interest programmes, and covering the commodities and energy market. Kate left Reuters to study for an MBA at Cambridge’s Judge Business School where she specialised in Culture, Arts and Media Management. Kate is married and, after living in the States, Hong Kong and Switzerland, is now based in London with her husband and two sons. If she were not working at BT Media and Broadcast she would be training for an Ironman Triathlon, learning to code, and writing a best-selling novel!
Lisa is responsible for delivering IABM’s international marketing strategy together with its tactical implementation across all channels. In addition, Lisa looks after IABM’s membership process, ensuring that our current members take advantage of our incredible range of benefits, as well as raising awareness of these benefits to the whole vendor community to further grow IABM’s reach, influence and membership. Organising and expanding IABM’s range of events and exhibition presence, our CRM, Website, Social Media and Publications also fall under Lisa’s remit. Lisa is also your key contact for any enquiries regarding Press & PR. Lisa would be delighted to hear from anyone that has feedback or ideas that can better inform and improve IABM strategy and activities – don’t hold back!
Catriona Tate is experienced business leader with a strong sales and marketing track record in broadcast, TV Technology, OTT streaming and media companies. She has held senior business development, key account and marketing strategy roles at Red Bee Media, Simplestream Ltd, Ericsson Broadcast, The Guardian and in Advertising agencies. Her clients have included Disney, Discovery, UKTV, Sky, BBC Studios, Virgin, Eir, OSN, EE, Freeview, Youview, Channel 4, Viacom, Little Dot Studios and BAFTA. She loves working at the forefront of next-generation TV services at Simplestream and is proud to work with innovative and respected key broadcasters, platforms and content owners in the UK and internationally. Her core focus is new business strategy, identifying and pitching new opportunities, growing profitable client relationships and partnerships, networking and presenting, leading teams; pitches and projects. She’s also done her fair share of brand strategy, creative development and B2B marketing.
Claire is an Account Director for Red Bee Media which operates at the front line of the broadcast industry delivering critical services for the world’s leading broadcasters. She has worked across the media space, delivering strategic and high profile launches, as a founding member of one of the first cloud based production platforms, Aframe, as a digital specialist for the UK and European research funds, and as a Board Member of UK5G.
Katie Colledge, senior communications manager, EMEA, Blackmagic Design Having worked in technology PR for over a decade and leading successful campaigns for start ups, household brands and global IT companies, Katie came to the broadcast industry five years ago to join Blackmagic Design as a senior communications manager. As part of a proactive in-house team, Katie drives the manufacturer’s Broadcast and Live customer content programme, working with studio managers, national and local broadcasters and live production teams across Europe, who rely on Blackmagic Design’s video production systems for their projects.
Based in London, Paxinos was overseeing the UK partnership teams across Discovery Networks International and Eurosport. Having joined in November 2015, Paxinos was responsible for maximizing the commercial value of the joint Eurosport and Discovery portfolio, as well as building extensive partnerships with advertisers, sponsors, distributors and content producers. Paxinos has over 15 years of media and advertising experience with some of the world’s largest media companies, including Viacom and Comcast. Most recently she led the ad sales operation at A+E Networks UK, where she shaped the company’s strategy for growth, both in the UK and across their international territories. Prior to A+E Networks UK, Paxinos held senior commercial roles at BBC Worldwide, where she developed the local advertising business across EMEA, and spearheaded the creation of a global branded entertainment division. Paxinos received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Concordia University, and completed the Emerging Leaders General Management Program at London Business School and currently completing her MBA at Nottingham Trent University.
Carla is International Director of Strategy & Planning at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. As well as global communications counsel, the role involves shaping and driving go to market strategies and positioning, ensuring the company can compete and grow across international regions. Carla has held a series of senior positions in marketing, corporate communications and public relations over 10+ years, in the Technology, Entertainment and Media industries. Prior to joining Deluxe, Carla occupied European and Global marcomms positions at Technicolor and MPC.
An executive commercial Business Partner supporting stakeholders to achieve and exceed objectives and operational excellence. Throughout her career she has worked on mergers & acquisitions, structuring complex global deals, offshoring & outsourcing, cost and risk management. Jane has worked overseas on short and long term assignments and has an international background. She worked in telecomunications for 15 years and recently moved into the media industry to try a new avenue and be exposed to a different industry dynamic.
Marina Kalkanis is CEO of M2A Media. Marina established M2A Media in 2016 with co-founder Marcus Box. M2A has fast become a market-leader in cloud-based video technology and the company’s world leading live streaming services are now the chosen products for customers such as ITV, Channel 4, DAZN, BBC Worldwide and Sony Crackle. Prior to M2A, Marina was the BBC's Director of Platform & Common Services, where she built the online video platform for iPlayer, expanded it for the 2012 Olympics, and in 2013 migrated the complete online media workflow to AWS cloud. She also led the team that migrated the BBC’s tape-based linear playout workflow to file-based IP delivery. Marina also holds the position of SMPTE Governor, UK Region for the 2019-2020 term.
Lisa Lavender is a business leader with over 25 years’ experience building and running businesses in the advertising industry at a local and global level. Having worked with numerous global brands, broadcasters, agencies and production companies, she has a deep understanding of business processes and the changes impacting the marketing supply chain. Lisa is the founder of The Traffic Bureau, the UK's largest outsourced specialist supplier of TV admin (Business Affairs) services. After selling TTB to Adstream, Lisa held a number of roles within the advertising distribution company. She is the former CEO of Adstream UK where she managed operations, account management and sales teams for Adstream's largest operating market outside of the USA.
Natascha began her career working for Music Box in the video tape library and worked for various Channels before ending up in Channel 4 Engineering. After several years she changed career to become a Promo Producer for companies like Showtime and ITV before becoming a Creative Director for a Sony and Disney Channel for many years. ENVY Post Production was founded in 2006 and having extensive knowledge of the Production process, she was the ideal choice to design the image, the rooms and interiors of ENVY plus creating the successful ENVY Academy, a specialist training programme for new staff and information source for university students. ENVY has since expanded to 6 sites with 230 staff in London and their work spans from Gogglebox to Top Gear and documentaries like Louis Theroux and branded content and music videos like Stormzy.