Nine Lives Media Hires Jazz Gowans


Nine Lives Media has appointed Jazz Gowans as co-creative director alongside CEO Cat Lewis and has set plans to open a new office in Birmingham.

Gowans will be developing her program ideas through Nine Lives and joining its board. Earlier this year, she joined the board of Create Central, the industry body promoting the creative content industries in her native West Midlands. Gowans was also CEO of her own independent production company, Transparent TV, from 2005 to 2019.

Gowans said: “I’m fiercely passionate about increasing production opportunities in the West Midlands, as well as the U.K.’s other regions and nations, and am hugely excited by the opportunity to work with Cat and Mike Lewis, who share these same values.”

Lewis added: “We’re thrilled to have secured the talents of one of television’s top creatives amid tough competition from broadcasters as well as other independents. Jazz joining Nine Lives marks a new era for the company, and we know we will benefit enormously from her expertise as we build on the success we’ve enjoyed since our launch in 2007.”