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Clare Birks

Oxford Scientific Films

Clare Birks has been Chief Executive of award winning production company Oxford Scientific Films since 2004.   As CEO she oversees the strategic direction as well as the overall running of the company in addition to raising co-production finance and overseeing the commercial exploitation of the company’s IP.   During this time she has overseen the production of over 200 hours of high quality factual television which have sold all over the world and winning many awards including Bafta, Emmys, RTS and numerous Pandas.    

Co-production partnerships with the USA, Australia, Austria, Korea, Japan and most recently China have enabled the company to produce a range of premium factual content including global hit Meerkat Manor, Wildest Weather with Richard Hammond, Wild Tokyo, Magical land of Oz, China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom and The Secret Life of Our Pets. The company has recently delivered a major blue chip natural history series Secrets of the Elephants to National Geographic and Disney+ as well as  Murder in the Pacific a feature length documentary about the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior for the BBC and ITV Studios Global Distribution.  

She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in History.