Kelly Webb-Lamb’s Mothership Makes New Hire


The BBC Studios-backed unscripted indie Mothership Productions has appointed Donna Gomes as director of commercial and business affairs.

Gomes will drive Mothership’s commercial strategy, working closely with the creative leads to ensure the best commercial deals and taking the lead on business affairs and legal matters.

She joins Mothership from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, where she was head of commercial, rights and business affairs.

Gomes reports to CEO Kelly Webb-Lamb, former Channel 4 deputy director of programs who founded the company. Gomes starts her new role in January 2023. She joins a team that includes Charlotte Desai (creative director), Gilly Greenslade (director of programs) and Gudren Claire (head of production).

Webb-Lamb said: “Donna brings with her huge experience in delivering ambitious creative content to the global market, and I am so impressed with her hunger and drive to be commercially creative and robust. We are all looking forward to her joining the Mothership senior team, where I know her calm presence and steely backbone will be enthusiastically welcomed.”

Gomes said: “I have huge admiration for Kelly, Charlotte, Gilly and Gudren. To be joining them at Mothership is the perfect next step for me after a very fulfilling time at BBC Studios. Mothership is at the start of an exciting journey, and I am impressed by the vision. I look forward to joining the team in the New Year to help shape the company’s commercial growth strategy and culture.”