Meet the 2017 Judges

Meet the experts! The Broadcast Digital Awards extends a huge thank you to our jury of broadcast, digital and production professionals who gave up their time and lent us their expertise to identify the best digital work of the year.

Our expert panels sifted through hundreds of high-quality entries in 2017, weighing up their innovation, creativity, viewing figures and more. It is never an easy job to judge the awards and we couldn’t do it without our expert panels and their wealth of industry experience.

Jonathan Almond
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Delightful Media

Rob Aslett

Alex Ayling
Head of Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide


Dan Baldwin
Managing Director
Hungry Bear Media

Sam Barcroft
Barcroft Media

Julia Barry
Sky On Demand

Mel Bezalel
Head of Development
RDF Television

Laurence Bowen
Dancing Ledge Productions

Mark Boyd
Gravity Road

Anne Brogan
Co-Managing Director
Kindle Entertainment


Georgia Brown
EVP Global Content and Co Production
Fremantle Media

James Burstall

Becky Cadman
Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment
Channel 4

Matt Campion
Creative Director
Spirit Media

John Cassy
Factory 42


Nick Catliff
Managing Director
Lion Television

Damian Collier
Founder & CEO
Blend Media

Sarah Cronin-Stanley
Talking Pictures TV

Jay Davidson
Assistant Commissioner, BBC Two and BBC Four

Richard Davidson-Houston
Head of All 4
Channel 4

Will Daws
Managing Director
Plum Pictures

Sarah Deane
Development Executive
LA Productions

Anna Doble
Digital Editor, Radio 1 Newsbeat

Justin Eames
Managing Director
Fish in a bottle

Will Ennett
Head of TV Content

Toby Etheridge
Head of Programming

Scarlett Ewens
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
The Garden Production

John Farrar
Managing Director

Danny Fenton
Zig Zag Productions

Michelle Feuerlicht 
Head of Digital
KEO Films

Barry Flanigan 
Chief Product Officer
Bigballs Media

Tracy Forsyth
Genre Director, Factual Entertainment and Entertainment
BBC Worldwide

Colette Foster
Creative Director
Full Fat TV

Ben Freeman
Head of Multiplatform
Banijay UK

Max Gogarty
Executive Editor
BBC Three

Jazz Gowans
Founder/MD and Creative Director
Transparent Television

Thom Gulseven
Commissioning Editor
All 4

Tim Hancock
Commissioning Editor
Channel 4

Steph Harris
Creative Director, Popular Factual
Tuesday’s Child

Helen Hawken
Director of Programmes

Andy Hipkiss
Owner & Managing Director
Triple A Media & Triple A Media Sport

Bill Hobbins
Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Arts
Sky 1 & Sky Arts

Karolyn Holbon
Head of Digital Video
Endemol Shine UK

Alex Hryniewicz
Head of Multiplatform
Little Dot

Jane Hudson
Drama Commissioner

Kirsty Hunter
Digital Commercial Director
Fremantle Media

Rachel Job

Emily Kennedy
Head of Factual
Primal Media

Ian Lamarra

Jon Laurence
Head of Digital
Channel 4 News

Adam Macdonald
Sky One and Sky Living

Robert Marsh
Robert & Friends Digital Media Consultancy

Richard Mills
Imaginary Pictures

Beren Money
Senior Director of Development, Elephant House Studios
Channel 5

Pasa Mustafa
Creative Director, Digital
Keshet Digital Studios

Rajiv Nathwani
Manager, Social Media

Helen Nightingale
Commissioning Editor, Factual

John Nolan
Managing Director
APEX Content Ventures

Faraz Osman 
‎Managing Director and Executive Producer
Lemonade Money

Jonathan Pascoe
Head of Short Form Content
ITN Productions

Dan Patton
Digital Media Consultant

Will Pyne
Chief Creative Officer
Brave Bison

Mark Roberts
Creative Director
Firecrest Films

Will Saunders
Creative Director
BBC Studios

Sam Shetabi
Content Development Manager
Gleam Futures

Kelly Sweeney
Production Executive, Youtube Originals

James Tatam
VP – Commercial, Operations & Strategic Services
Channel 5

Claire Tavernier
Chief Operating Officer
Girl Effect

Jay Taylor
Managing Director
Thoroughly Modern Media

Martin Trickey
Group Head of Digital
Warner Bros. Television Production UK

Clive Tulloh
Managing Director
Burning Bright Productions

Nick Underhill
Managing Director
Flicker Productions

Helen Veale
Creative Director
Outline Productions

Joanna Wells
VP Digital
MTV & Comedy Central International

Adrian Wills
General Manager

Athena Witter
Production Director
Box Plus

Karl Woolley
Head of VR Studio