Lucy has overall responsibility for the creative direction of the company, as well as serving as an Executive Producer across the drama slate. Her recent credits include Three Little Birds, Domina, Peaky Blinders, Litvinenko, Viewpoint and The Good Karma Hospital. Prior to joining Tiger, she worked at Ecosse Films where she Executive Produced three seasons of the hit BBC1 series Mistresses. She cut her teeth at Granada Television producing and script editing much loved shows such as Cold Feet and the critically acclaimed film The Deal.
Chief Commercial Officer
Zoe joined Tiger Aspect in 2021 and is responsible for the broad range of Tiger Aspect’s business activities.
Prior to joining Tiger Aspect Zoe was Director of Legal and Business Affairs at UKTV for 4 years, working across all their channels and services and working closely with the board to develop UKTV content and strategy. Prior to UKTV, she held various roles within the BBC, most recently Head of Commercial Rights and Business Affairs across BBC Films, BBC Drama (in house and independent productions) and Acquisitions where she was responsible for commercial operations across the genres.
Chief Operating Officer
Helen is responsible for the day to day running of the business and ensuring that we put our shows at the forefront of everything we do.
A graduate from Hull University and a qualified Chartered Accountant, Helen started out in the TV industry working in finance roles at Planet 24, Ginger Television, SMG plc and UMTV before joining Tiger Aspect in 2007 as the Chief Group Accountant. She was promoted to Head of Finance in 2012, and further promoted to Chief Operating Officer in February 2015.
Helen is also a Board Trustee for LAMDA and a member of the Finance Committee.
Head of Comedy
David is Head of Comedy at Tiger Aspect. Executive Producer on all 4 series of multi award winning and BAFTA nominated Man Like Mobeen for the BBC, Producer and Exec Producer on series 1 and 2 of BAFTA nominated The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, Producer on BAFTA nominated Please Help and Producer and Exec Producer on the first 4 series of CBBC’s Danny & Mick, one of the highest rating shows on the channel.
David has been at Tiger Aspect for 8 years and has been a Producer for 12 years, having previously worked at NBC. He started his career in TV at Hat Trick Productions and had a brief stint in sports production, working at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, running Channel 5’s Europa League website and producing Premiership Rugby highlights. In his first two years as Tiger Head of Comedy he has overseen 12 Productions, including the forthcoming new fourth series of Man Like Mobeen, a new reboot of Bad Education, which has gone down as the highest rating comedy since BBC Three relaunched, and a brand new series for ITVX using Deep Fake technology, called Deep Fake Neighbour Wars – the first time globally the technology has been used in long form TV.
He is Welsh, not English and holds an unbeaten 2-0 boxing record.
Creative Director, Drama
Gabriel joined Tiger Aspect in 2023 and is responsible for steering the overall strategic direction of the drama slate, working closely with writers and talent to further build the drama pipeline, and also working as an Executive Producer on specific projects.
Gabriel was previously Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios, where his credits included Emmy and BAFTA-winning series Chernobyl and global hit Gangs of London and returning franchises Britannia and COBRA. Recent commissions included Mary & George and Day of the Jackal.
Gabriel joined Sky in 2017 as Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer at Sky Studios before being promoted to Director of Commissioning in 2021. Prior to his time at Sky, Gabriel worked at a range of indies including Left Bank Pictures and Kudos.
Director of Production Drama
Sara Hamill joined Tiger Aspect as Director of Production in 2017 after four years at Urban Myth as Head of Production and a long freelance career. During her freelance career, Sara has worked both in the UK and on international locations on many shows including: This Life, As If, Half Broken Things, City Lights, Demons, Merlin and Atlantis – Line Producing and Producing. Sara has worked across the extensive drama slate for Tiger Aspect and Fifty Fathoms in the last 5 years and produced Adult Material for Channel 4.
Head of Production Comedy
Trudy joined Tiger Aspect as Head of Production for Comedy in January 2022 following 4 years at the BBC as a Production Executive. Prior to this Trudy produced a Bafta nominated children’s programme out of Pinewood Atlanta. She has had a long and illustrious career in the industry working for various companies on such shows as Eldorado, Father Brown, 32 Brinkburn Street, Canterville Ghost, Mad, Sad and Bad, Land Girls, WPC56, In The Night Garden and many many more. Her first job was as the clerk/typist on Tiswas and she’s never looked back!
Head of Finance
Anmol heads up the finance team at Tiger Aspect. For his sins, he started his career in audit but managed to escape and pursue his passion in the television industry. He was previously Head of Group Reporting at Warner Bros. TVPUK and Group Financial Controller for television and film at The Anthology Group. He joined Tiger Aspect in 2022 from Bad Wolf.
Anmol has worked predominantly in the scripted genre across titles such as, The Goes Wrong Show, His Dark Materials and Industry, to name a few. Anmol has a wealth of industry experience and is a member of the ICAEW.
Head of Legal and Business Affairs
Rob joined Tiger Aspect as Head of Legal and Business Affairs in January 2023 as the latest chapter in a long and varied career in film and TV. Rob has worked for UK producers and broadcasters and US Studios across a range of scripted and non-scripted productions including Newsnight, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Tales of the City, Randall & Hopkirk, Poirot, Marple, The Octonauts, Everyone Else Burns, Made in Chelsea, Real Housewives and Superstore. He has also led legal and business affairs teams supporting international distribution, acquisition, brand licensing and changed format businesses and managed the Downton Abbey Exhibition.
Head of HR
Hayley Payne is the Head of HR at Banijay UK, but we like to think of her as ours!
She started her HR career at BT and from there spent a period in national newspapers at Trinity Mirror, which was followed by a jump into the world of TV.
Having spent 8 years at Tinopolis Group, seeing them through a period of huge growth by acquisition and some career defining projects such as HR support to the team responsible for the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games global TV coverage, she moved to Tiger Aspect in 2016 and expanded her role within the broader Endemol Shine Group.
Banijay acquired Endemol Shine in July 2020 and Hayley has been integral in bringing the two groups together under the Banijay UK brand. She leads the HR and payroll teams, and is responsible for providing HR support to scripted productions and the design and implementation of the HR strategy across all the scripted labels in the group.
Hayley is particularly passionate about providing specialist HR support to all of our productions, as well as improving the diversity of TV both on and off screen and improving education, training, access to, and progression within the industry.
Head of Development Drama
Prior to joining Tiger Aspect in 2018, David worked on a string of award-winning films while at the BFI Film Fund includingGod’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth and Beast. Initially joining as Development Producer, he now heads up the development team as well as running his own projects and working on the upcoming HBO Max series Heatwave.
Development Producer Drama
Jamie began his career as assistant to Jonathan Cavendish and Andy Serkis at The Imaginarium before working on Channel 4’s new talent course 4screenwriting precipitated a move into television. He worked as a script editor for BBC Drama, on Doctors, Father Brown and Holby City. From there, he worked on a range of pan-European developments and productions for Studio Canal’s TV division, before working on Left Bank’s rebooted Strike Back for Sky One and Cinemax, and two series of Bad Wolf’s A Discovery of Witches for Sky One and AMC. As Development Producer, Jamie is working across a variety of projects on the slate and seeking out new projects and talent to add to it.
Development Editor Drama
Zak graduated from The University of York in 2017 with a degree in English and Related Literature. After graduating, Zak briefly worked as a mentor at an inner-city London school, before joining Philippa Giles’ indie label Bandit Television as Team Assistant in 2018. He joined Tiger Aspect in 2019 and now works as Development Editor, across a slew of exciting projects on the development slate. In 2022, he was one of six selected for BBC/Eleven’s Duly Noted programme where he was mentored by Carissa Hope Lynch and Tolula Dada. He’s currently Assistant Script Editor on Sir Lenny Henry’s period drama Three Little Birds for ITV/Britbox.
Development Assistant Drama
With a passion for TV, Theatre and Film, Bella graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA Drama degree in 2021. Since then she went on to work as a production assistant on productions such as: ‘A Spy Among Friends’ with ITV Studios and ‘The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies’ with SISTER. In September 2022, Bella moved in-house to work as front of house for Kudos and as their in-house script reader. Doing freelance script reading alongside her production career, she always loved the development side of Drama. Since April 2023, Bella has been working as Tiger Aspect’s Development Assistant for the drama team, where she is loving working with such a creatively driven team, finding new projects and helping to develop their already exciting slate.
Production Executive Drama
Kyla joined Tiger Aspect as a Production Executive in 2021 following a 17-year freelance career in both comedy and drama television, working on shows such as Benidorm, Crackanory, Still Open All Hours, Upstart Crow, Spooks, Law and Order and Silent Witness. During her freelance career she worked at Tiger Aspect as a Production Coordinator and Production Secretary. As a Line Producer she worked on Good Omens for Amazon & BBC and with Playground Entertainment across their slate from projects such as All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 & PBS, to Dangerous Liaisons for Starz.
Production Manager Drama
Lee started his career at the BBC working on five year-long series of medical drama Holby City. As a freelance Production Coordinator he worked on a range of scripted productions including River, Benidorm, French & Saunders and Upstart Crow. He joined the Tiger Aspect drama team as in-house Production Manager in 2019, working across all the department’s projects.
Assistant Production Coordinator Drama
Emma joined Tiger Aspect as a Runner in 2018. She has since been appointed to several different roles within Tiger Aspect, including Personal Assistant to the Head of Comedy, and Production Secretary for the Comedy and Comedy Entertainment departments. In 2022 Emma became Assistant Production Coordinator for the Drama Department. During her time at Tiger Aspect Emma has worked across multiple comedy and drama productions.
Production Secretary Drama
Fraser began his TV career at Tiger Aspect in 2019 as the Runner for the Comedy team. He then worked freelance as a Production Assistant and Runner across various shows and movies before moving to the camera department to work as a DIT on several More4 shows. He returned to Tiger Aspect in 2022 as an in-house production secretary for the Drama team.
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Steph provides executive support to Helen Wright (COO) and Zoe Brown (CCO). She originally joined Cave Bear Productions, a Tiger Aspect label, in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Ben Cavey and Pippa Brown, moving to work at Tiger Aspect when Ben was promoted to Managing Director in 2017. As well as organising Helen & Zoe, Steph organises company events and helps ensure the smooth running of the office. Prior to joining Tiger, she worked at UKTV, Dreamworks Animation and Big Earth Productions.
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Apolline graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2018 with a degree in Cinema Studies & Production and spent a couple of years working freelance in film production and costume & fashion assistance across New York, Paris and London. She also wrote, directed and produced short film projects, before joining Tiger Aspect in the fall of 2022.
Executive Producer Comedy
Following a 25-year freelance career as a producer in tv comedy and radio, Sarah joined Tiger as an Executive Producer in December 2022. Her recent credits include the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special (BAFTA winner) The Cleaner pilot with Greg Davies for the BBC and Sky Max’s comedy drama Rosie Molloy Gives up Everything, starring Sheridan Smith.
During her 3 years at UKTV as Comedy Commissioning Editor, Sarah’s commissions included four series of Dave’s One Night Stand, Crackanory and You, Me and Them (the first original scripted series on both Dave and Gold channels). Sarah joined King Bert Productions as Head of Comedy development when Jo Sargent and David Walliams launched their indie, where she produced two Miranda Finale Specials and Walliams and Friends for BBC One. Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyonce Do?! for BBC Three and two series of Sick Note for Sky One and Netflix.
Development Producer Comedy
Saima has been a TV freelancer for 13 years before joining Tiger Aspect in 2021. In that time she has worked in a myriad of roles and genres. A highlight of her work includes Writer’s Assistant on Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Producer on Netflix’s Sex Unzipped and Director of Sophie Duker’s Edinburgh Fringe Debut ‘Venus’. As Development Producer, Saima works across a variety of projects on the slate and will be the Associate Producer on BBC’s Bad Education 2022 Special and the new rebooted 2023 series.
Development Producer Comedy
Hannah joined Tiger from the BBC where she was Assistant Commissioner for scripted comedy, working across short form, BBC New Comedy Awards and training and development schemes for writers from under-represented backgrounds. As Commissioning Producer for comedy and entertainment podcasts at BBC Sounds she was the commissioning lead on multiple award-winning series including Jacob Hawley: On Drugs, Bad People, Wheel of Misfortune and James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds. Alongside her day job, Hannah works for New Writing North as a Producer for their Northern Talent Network and is developing a programme for new and emerging television writers in the North.
Hannah joined Tiger in the summer of 2022 and continues to combine her passion for comedy with a commitment to unearthing stories that represent the richness of experiences around the UK.
Development Assistant Comedy
Jason joined Tiger Aspect as a Development Assistant in 2022 having worked previously for Douglas Road Productions and Blacklight. During this time, he worked with the production and development teams on projects including Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain for BBC TWO and Channel 4’s BATA award-winning On the Edge anthology series establishing emerging talent in the UK. Since joining Tiger Aspect, Jason has been involved in a variety of projects including the upcoming rebooted Bad Education series, and furthering his passion for storytelling, championing fresh and diverse writers.
Production Executive Comedy
Sherree has extensive knowledge of the industry having worked across Drama, Comedy and Children’s programming for both the BBC and a number of indies in the UK and Australia.
Sherree started her career in live television as part of the Channel 7 newsroom. During that time Home and Away started in production and she knew that she wanted to work there, starting as a 2nd AD, Production Co-ordinator, Production Manager and then Line Producer.
Sherree came back to the UK in 2009, first working in Liverpool and then moving south to work at the BBC. She worked there on and off for 10 years, first as a Production Manager for EastEnders and Holby City then later as the Production Executive across Continuing Drama Series. She has worked on a BAFTA award winning children’s production in NI and daytime drama in Devon before finding happiness in the world of comedy.
Production Coordinator Comedy
After graduating in 2011 Rhiannon worked in retail for a number of years, progressing to the position of team leader. Alongside this she applied for positions in the media industry, eventually securing a training position with Mama Youth Project, London. This led to opportunities with Arrow Media and the BBC as a runner and production secretary. Since 2020 she has worked on Bargain Hunt and the consumer show X-Ray, for BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Productions based in Cardiff. Having always wanted to work in scripted television, Rhiannon has finally made the leap and started work as production co-ordinator at Tiger Aspect Comedy in 2023.
Production Secretary Comedy
Beth graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 with a degree in Television Production. She started her career in television as a data wrangler, before moving into post-production as an Edit Assistant for BBC Wales, working on a range of drama, factual and live shows. She then jumped into Editorial working as a Script Co-ordinator for BBC EastEnders. A love of admin and organisation led her to find her feet in Production and she joined the Tiger Aspect Comedy team in June 2022 as the in-house Production Secretary.
Senior Legal and Business Affairs
Roshini joined Tiger Aspect in June 2022 having previously worked at Channel 4 as a Legal and Business Affairs Manager across scripted Comedy and Drama. Prior to this, Roshini worked at Ingenious Media for nearly 5 years advising on multi-party television and film financing transactions, during which time she trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2017.
Dominic began his career in television at the BBC’s Commercial Rights department in 2008, before changing roles internally to gain production and research experience on programmes such as Talking Pictures, Wogan: The Best Of, and Star Wars at the BBC. In 2017 he returned to rights management when he joined the Legal & Business Affairs team at Tiger Aspect, where he works closely with production, finance and sales teams, and brings well over a decade of industry experience to a varied and challenging role.
Production Finance Manager
Mark joined Tiger Aspect as Production Finance Manager in November 2021 having previously worked within the Banijay UK & Endemol UK Groups for over 20 years, most recently as PFM for the Initial and Douglas Road labels. During his time in the Group he has taken on a number of finance rolls including management accountant & commercial accountant, moving into the Production Finance team over 10 years ago for a more hands on roll with productions, and becoming PFM in 2015. Shows he has worked on previously include Big Brother and Million Pound Drop. Mark now works across our slate of Drama and Comedy Productions.
Joanne Burton started in TV as an Accounts Assistant on Light Lunch and stayed at Princess Productions for many years working on a variety of different shows including Sunday Brunch, The Friday Night Project and The Mash Report. In April 2018, Joanne joined Tiger Aspect as a Production Accountant and moved on to comedy scripted productions, working on various shows such as Hitmen, King Gary, The Bremmers and Danny & Mick.
Joe graduated from University of Kent in 2017 with first class honours in Accounting & Finance. He joined Tiger Aspect as a Production Accounts Assistant in 2019, became a Junior Production Accountant in 2021 and has recently been promoted to Production Accountant. Shows that Joe has worked on include Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father, Bad Education & Deep Fake Neighbour Wars.
Rachel joined Tiger Aspect in 2015 as an Accounts Assistant and was recently promoted to Management Accountant where she is responsible for business partnering and delivering and analysing financial results & projections. Rachel qualified from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts in 2021. Previously, Rachel worked at Europe’s #1 independent recording studio based in London as an Assistant Financial Accountant before travelling and returning to the UK to continue her career at Tiger Aspect.
Simon joined Tiger in 2021 as maternity cover. He qualified with CIMA in 2020, having worked across a few different industries including franchises, publishing, toys and media before finding a home at Tiger Aspect as Financial Accountant.
Tony joined Tiger Aspect in 2023 as an Accounts Assistant. After graduating from university Tony has been working in finance in the Film & Television industry for the past four years, previously working at Blink Films and October Films before joining Tiger Aspect.
Richard joined Tiger Aspect way back in 1996 as an Accounts Assistant. He has worked in all areas of the corporate finance function before becoming the Royalty Accountant in 2010, looking after Tiger Aspect’s vast back catalogue of shows.