I got the creative bug as a teenager when I produced my own fanzine that I sold at punk gigs. Ten years later, despite one glorious season working as an interpreter for my beloved Newcastle United when we nearly won the Premier League, I realised my future lay in TV.
I got a job producing a weekly football based series in Spanish for a Latin American production company before a stint at LWT working on the launch programme for ITV2. By the turn of the new millennium, I was show running series at Princess Productions, including Bedrock, Good Evening Rockall and Jailbreak.
After shaking on a deal in a greasy spoon at Hove Station I joined Nick Powell’s Ricochet and began a hugely enjoyable run as executive producer of multiple series such as Selling Houses, Chaos at the Castle and House Trapped in the Sun, as well as the odd documentary.
In 2003 I came up with the idea for Supernanny which we developed and sold to Danny Cohen at Channel 4. A couple of years after its UK launch I travelled to L.A. with my family and ran Ricochet’s American operation whilst executive producing Supernanny for ABC.
During my seven years in California we rebranded the company as Shed Media U.S, which I ran as President. I executive produced series for many networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, USA Network, VH1, OWN, Animal Planet and TLC. I also created or co-created multiple shows such as Real Housewives of New York City, Basketball Wives, Fat March and Styled to Rock.
In 2012 I came back to Europe to become CEO of Ricochet before spending two and half years as MD of Warner Bros TV Production UK. After that came Koska, the most exciting venture of of my career.