Channel 4 has made several new key senior commissioning appointments for roles that will be based out of the company’s new Nations and Regions offices.
Sacha Mirzoeff, founder of Bristol-based Marble Films and former BBC Documentaries executive, has been tapped to become the factual commissioning editor and head of hub in Bristol. Also to be based at the Creative Hub in Bristol is Gwawr Martha Lloyd, currently the drama commissioner at S4C, who will serve as a scripted commissioning editor for Channel 4. Deborah Dunnett, most recently Channel 4’s Nations and Regions manager, will work out of the Glasgow Creative Hub as commissioning editor for popular factual.
Based out of Channel 4’s National HQ in Leeds, Will Rowson, currently an executive producer at True Vision, and Harjeet Chhokar will take up factual commissioning editor roles for the network.
As part of its 4 All The UK strategy, Channel 4 previously appointed Jo Street as Channel 4’s new head of daytime, based in Glasgow; and Sinead Rocks as Channel 4’s nations and regions managing director, Caroline Hollick as head of drama and Pete Andrews as head of sport, all based in Leeds.
Channel 4 Director of Programs Ian Katz said: “It’s incredibly exciting to see our 4 All The UK strategy begin to take shape and I’m so pleased with the caliber and range of different talents we’ve appointed in our first wave of Nations and Regions hires. The latest appointments along with Caroline, Jo and Pete give a real sense of the creative firepower we will have in Leeds and across our Creative Hubs, and how the move will change the face of the channel.”