Banijay UK Appoints DEI Ambassador


Banijay UK has tapped Angela Ferreira to serve as diversity, equity and inclusion ambassador alongside her current role as managing director of Douglas Road.

In the newly created role, Ferreira will work with key internal and external stakeholders to further develop the group’s diversity and inclusion strategy and ensure that inclusion is at the heart of everything the business does.

Ferreira has been the managing director of Douglas Road since 2019. The company, set up by Sir Lenny Henry in 2014, has placed diversity first in its shows such as My Name is Leon (BBC Two), Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle (BBC Four), Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers (BBC Four) and the upcoming drama Three Littles Birds (ITV).

Throughout her career, Ferreira has held commissioning editor positions at Channel 4 and E4 in daytime, factual entertainment and youth and music and was previously an executive producer for BBC Entertainment and Features. She is currently chair of the RTS Diversity Committee and is on the NFTS TV Advisory Board.

“I’m delighted that Angela is taking on this ambassadorial role putting equity and inclusion at the heart of our creative decision making and championing Banijay UK as a home for all talent to do their best work,” said Bella Lambourne, director of HR and operations at Banijay UK.

Ferreira added, “I’m thrilled to take on this new role for Banijay, who have made clear their commitment to broadening the range of people we employ and the stories we tell. This, combined with Douglas Road, is the perfect fit for me.”