Multi-format content strategy, production and distribution expert with leadership roles in traditional and digital media, and consumer internet.
Currently COO of Fantastec: a new sports innovator, inventing the future of international fan engagement. Utilising new and emerging technologies such as OTT VOD, VR/AR, wearable tech, AI and the Blockchain, Fantastec’s mission is to enable globally distanced fans to engage more deeply with the sports, teams and athletes they love.
Formerly Founder and CEO of Colony (sold to Fantastec in 2017): an OTT VOD platform empowering content owners to reach and engage global audiences. Colony’s award-winning end-to-end video streaming technology and B2C platform launched in Spring 2015, attracting registered users in 130 countries. The Company was venture-backed by Archer Gray, Firestartr, London Co-Investment Fund, Essex Innovation (GV Advisors), Seedcamp and international Angel investors.
Colony was recognised in the Everline Future 50 Awards, British Small Business Awards, Digital Entrepreneur Awards, Screen Awards, TMT Media Awards, Drum’s DADI Awards, Drum Online Media Awards, First Women Awards, BIMA Hot 100 (2014, 2016, 2018) and the UK’s Startups 100 (2016, 2017). The business was profiled in media ranging from The Times to Forbes to Harpers Bazaar.
Previously Founder of ZoneFutures, a digital products innovator backed by one of the UK’s leading digital agencies, Zone (Cognizant); Head of Content at global ed-tech VOD platform Twig; and Founder of Clarity Productions, specialising in factual programming from around the world, broadcast on UK and international television. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of BAFTA and the British Screen Advisory Council. Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winner from early career as a film and television producer.