Founded and scaled multiple start-ups across the entertainment, sports and education industries, including a successful exit in 2017. Proven dynamic leader with wide strategic and operational experience of technically and commercially innovative B2C and B2B(2C) digital product and services with global reach. Member of the British Screen Advisory Council and BAFTA. Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winner from early career as a film and television producer.
Previously COO of Fantastec: a new venture from the founders of PRISM (WPP), Fantastec utilises new and emerging technologies to enable globally distanced fans to engage more deeply with sports, teams and athletes that they love. Products include: GAME, mobile web curated news and real-time data for EPL fans from 180 countries; SWAP, blockchain-enabled digital collectibles game with partners including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund; and STREAM, OTT TVOD/SVOD SaaS platform utilising Colony tech.
Formerly Founder and CEO of Colony (sold to Fantastec in 2017): a global B2C OTT VOD platform connecting content owners to highly engaged audiences through proprietary and award-winning technology, content curation and data insights. Launched in Spring 2015, Colony 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.