Wayne Garvie is Chief Creative Officer, International Production at Sony Pictures Television. Garvie is responsible for driving creative development across the global network of joint venture companies and SPT's production studios outside of Los Angeles, turning locally developed properties into global formats and fostering co-developments across the group.
He most recently worked for All3MEDIA as Managing Director of International Production where he spent 18 months developing growth of their brands in the U.S. Before that, Garvie was Managing Director for Content and Production at BBC Worldwide. In that role, he was responsible for establishing production companies and has played a key role in the international success of some of the world’s biggest television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear.
Karen is the former CEO and current Chairwoman of MediaCom - the largest media agency in the UK managing more than £1.2bn of advertising spend for firms like Sky, Tesco, GSK, Coca Cola, Audi, DFS and the Metropolitan Police. In the past year, MediaCom has been named agency of the year and Karen was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list for services to the media industry.
She is a business leader and champion of diversity. In 2012, she launched the Apprenticeship Scheme for 18 to 24-year-olds to gain a NVQ in Marketing and Communications; the scheme is the first to be government-backed for any media agency in the UK. “With university fees so high, industry needs to be doing all it can to promote apprenticeships and to get talent,” she says.
As Senior Vice President, Viacom International Media Networks, Cally Beaton is responsible for international programme and format distribution for MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, CMT, TV Land and Paramount. She manages a multi-million-dollar budget and holds a seat on the VIMN Programming Council which assesses all potential programming across various genres including kids, music, factual and young people.
During her career she has worked with TV producers, distributors, broadcasters and other media organisations, making her knowledge of the media industry very broad. She is expert in communication in all its many forms, and a superb addition to our panel at Media Live!
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/ DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984.
Lucy Brett joined the BBFC as an Examiner in 2004, became Education Officer in 2010 and is now the Head of Education. She coordinates the BBFC education and outreach programme including education visits, creates online resources and runs a series of in house seminars. Prior to joining the BBFC, Lucy was a journalist for trade and consumer home entertainment magazines and a media studies teacher.
Throughout David’s career as a broadcaster he has reported from major sporting events including football World Cups, Champions League finals, Wimbledon and Formula 1 Grand Prix.
In 2003, he joined BBC Radio 1 to become the main daytime sports voice for Newsbeat. During his time at the BBC, David was also a regular reporter on Final Score and Football Focus, and presented on The Football League Show and Match of the Day.
A new challenge presented itself with Sky Sports News in 2011, and David became an integral part of the presenting team. Thriving on the unpredictable environment of 24-hour sports news, ‘Transfer Deadline Day’ is one of David’s favourite working environments, requiring precise preparation, concentration, improvisation and a good sense of humour. David is an energetic force in the newsroom, always striving for stories to get to air.
Georgie Barrat is a humorous and energetic journalist/broadcaster. A regular tech writer for Marie Claire, Huffington Post and her own specialist site www.hash-tech.co.uk, Georgie is widely regarded as an authority in the field. She has presented alongside Matthew Wright on The Wright Stuff and she now occupies the role of host for London Live’s breakfast chat show ‘Wake Up London’.
Georgie cut her teeth learning the ins and outs of broadcasting from scripting and presenting to editing and producing after spending two years leading the video team of showbiz site www.entertainmentwise.com, where she caught up with everyone from Jude Law to One Direction racking in 2.7million views per month.
Gill joined Disney Destinations as Head of Travel Industry Marketing for Disneyland Paris approximately 13 years ago leading the UK marketing for the travel industry in both BtoB and BtoC. Since then, she has worked in various marketing roles and in February 2012, she took up a new and extended role as Head of Marketing Communications for Disneyland Paris – UK & Ireland and across EMEA for Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise line.
She leads a team of 29 people responsible for Developing & delivering marketing plans across all the disciplines including media, creative, CRM, on line, trade, SEO, PPC, partnerships and social media activity to drive increased awareness & sales.
She joined the company in July 2003 having previously worked in marketing roles at Safeway (who were at the time the UK’s 3rd largest grocery retailer at the time), Shell, and also British Airways.