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Clothilde is the Director of One World Media. She is responsible for the growth and success of One World Media’s programmes including its production fund and industry events. Most recently she co-founded the Global Short Docs Forum. She strives to support media which highlights our common humanity, breaks down prejudice and enables new voices to be heard.
Clothilde started her career in France working for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, she moved to London in 2005 and joined the Media Trust’s production team making documentaries for the Community Channel. She then spent three years as a documentary programmer for Birds Eye View Film Festival, which exclusively showcased films made by women. Prior to joining One World Media she spent four years at Channel 4 where she worked in the Documentaries department and Film 4.
Leanne joined One World Media in 2010. As Deputy Director, she works with the Director and Board to lead the strategic development and growth of the organisation, as well as fundraising and managing finances, the office and staff. She also produces One World Media’s flagship event, the One World Media Awards, and the organisation’s year-round events programme.
Originally from Canada, Leanne studied Anthropology with a specialisation in Journalism and Communications at the University of Victoria, then progressed to an MA in Art History with a specialisation in globalisation at UCL in London. She began her career at the Royal BC Museum and since then has worked in the non-profit, arts and public sectors in the UK and abroad, including at the Canadian Space Agency, the Camden Arts Centre and the International Institute for Environment and Development. She is also Co-Director and Curator of the Gustav Metzger Foundation, an organisation dedicated to stimulating social change through art.
John Willis joined Mentorn and Tinopolis in November 2006 and is one of the best-known figures in the television industry. He recently completed two years as Chairman of BAFTA, where he remains Deputy Chairman, and has served a long list of high-profile roles, including Director of Programmes at Channel 4, Managing Director of LWT and United Productions, Vice President of National Programmes at WGBH and, most recently, the BBC’s Director of Factual and Learning.
John began his career at Yorkshire Television, where he won a string of awards for his hard-hitting documentary programmes, such as Johnny Go Home. He later became Controller of Documentaries and Current Affairs, where he started the acclaimed documentary series First Tuesday. In 1988, he joined Channel 4 as Controller of Factual Programmes, introducing new documentary strands like Cutting Edge, True Stories and Secret History. Later promoted to Director of Programmes, he oversaw a number of successful programmes and films in several genres.
Benjamin Chance was educated at Eton College and graduated from the University of Durham with an honours degree in Economics. During his time at Durham, Ben helped found the History of Art Society and was Treasurer and President of the Ski & Snowboard Club. Between 2006 and 2013 Ben worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Adviser for wealthy individuals, families, charities, trusts and companies before moving to a similar role at Credit Suisse. He has been named as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Wealth Managers in the UK by Citywire. Ben maintains a strong interest in the media and has published articles in national and student newspapers.
Monica Garnsey is an Executive Producer in TV Current Affairs, specialising in international and hostile environment projects, currently working on films for October Films, BBC Current Affairs and PBS Frontline. She has directed numerous observational documentaries and current affairs films for the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emmy for BBC’s Death in Tehran, an Amnesty International Media Award for Execution of a Teenage Girl (BBC) and a RTS Award for Help Me Love My Baby for C4.
Christopher Hird is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as an investment analyst in the City before becoming a journalist, working on the Economist, New Statesman and Sunday Times. He had a career in television as a reporter and producer before establishing Dartmouth Films, an independent documentary company. A leading figure in the UK documentary community, he was Chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the founding chair of the Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation. A former trustee of Index on Censorship, he is currently also a trustee of the Grierson Trust, the Wincott Foundation and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
As Senior Controller of BBC News International Services, Liliane Landor is the Director of the BBC World Service and oversees BBC Monitoring and the BBC’s international charity, BBC Media Action. And as a member of News Group Board, she is part of the executive team leading BBC News and Current Affairs. Liliane is responsible for the BBC’s global news strategy to accelerate its digital offering and increase impact with audiences around the globe.
Liliane started in this role in September 2021, joining the BBC from Channel 4 News where she was Head of Foreign News, responsible for award-winning high-quality and high-impact journalism. A major part of her journalistic career was built at the BBC where she began at the French Service. She went on to present and edit flagship BBC World Service programmes before managing language services across Africa and the Middle East. Later, Liliane became Controller of Languages where she was editorially responsible for all non-English language services on radio, TV and online. In this role, she was editorially and managerially responsible for all 28 language services on radio, TV and online and 1400 staff in England and internationally.
She started at the BBC as a producer/presenter in the French service. She was appointed Head of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs in 2006 responsible for all the daily and weekly journalism of the World Service in English. Under her leadership in 2008 her department won 10 Sony Awards – 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze – a singular achievement recognising the breadth and excellence of its journalism. She was born in Lebanon, educated in France and Switzerland. She speaks five languages.
Derren Lawford is the founder and CEO of DARE Pictures, a transnational content studio dedicated to premium programming with purpose. Prior to this he was Creative Director at Woodcut Media where he was responsible for editorial strategy and securing co-production, distribution and programme finance. Joining a month after it launched in 2014, he played a pivotal role in the creation of over 300 hours of IP with turnover leaping from £750,000 to £5 million in 5 years.
He was previously at London Live, where as commissioner he oversaw a dozen documentaries working with the industry’s brightest new directing talent. He was also responsible for creating, commissioning and acquiring shows for Raw, an experimental late-night zone which gave TV debuts to a host of YouTube stars. Prior to that, as Head of Content at Livity he worked with Channel 4, Google and the Department of Health, and has also been an advisor to multi-millionaire YouTuber, Jamal Edwards. As Head of Programming & Scheduling at BBC Worldwide’s Global iPlayer, he helped launch in 16 territories, and in a distinguished decade at the BBC he worked as a digital executive producer on the award-winning documentary series Our War for BBC Three, was Panorama’s first multiplatform editor, and as a development producer helped to secure a raft of commissions for BBC Three Current Affairs.
David Lloyd currently teaches TV Journalism at City University. Previously he was Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, where he was widely acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in British news and current affairs. Over his 17 years at Channel 4 he was responsible for creating its flagship current affairs series Dispatches and the critically acclaimed international current affairs series Unreported World. He steered Channel 4 News to its current position and winner of two International Emmys. Lloyd joined Channel 4 from the BBC where he had already enjoyed a distinguished career in current affairs. He began there as a general trainee in 1967 and over the following 18-years he was editor of Newsnight, Breakfast Time and The Money Programme.
Jane is a leading multi-media professional who is currently developing TV projects in Uganda and Ghana. She was recently Launch Programme Director for the Evening Standard’s London LIve TV station. Before that she was Interim SVP Programming for BBC Worldwide’s global channels, a consultant at Discovery in Moscow and at The Africa Channel. Jane was UK Managing Director for Al Gore’s Current TV and before that Director of six Factual and Lifestyle channels at UKTV. She started her career in print journalism before joining the BBC, where she created and ran the their first tri-media news operation BBC London. She was also Controller of the Community Channel. Opening up media to new voices is a passion in all her roles. Jane is co-founder of UAMA – Uganda Arts and Media Academy – and a non-exec director for the short film community.
Sunil Sheth is a partner at London solicitors Fladgate LLP. He leads the firm’s India team, which has established a market reputation as the leading adviser to Indian companies, both here and in the Subcontinent. In 2011, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Asian Lawyers, an organisation of which he was Founder and Chair. Sunil is a trustee of Sense International, a charity supporting children who have the double disability of being deaf and blind. For six years, he was a trustee, Vice-chair and Chair of Audit Committee of Victim Support, a UK national charity assisting people who are victims or witnesses of crime. He has also been a member of an Advisory Panel to the Bank of England.
Jennifer joined One World Media in January 2017 as a Creative Access trainee Comms Officer. She is now responsible for all digital communications, including website maintenance and social media content.
Jennifer has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Middlesex University. She is interested in the stories that don’t get told, the reasons why, and the media’s role in how things are perceived. She is an avid script writer and poet and will be starting an MA in Screenwriting at the LCC in Autumn 2018.
With over 30 years’ experience in broadcasting and many awards under her belt, Flora is always on a mission to uncover and mentor new talent, and to bring stories made by local filmmakers around the world to an international audience. She conceived and ran Channel 4’s long running Unreported World, and was the founding commissioning editor of Witness, Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand which transmitted to 280 million homes worldwide. Since leaving, she has run workshops for BBC Media Action with Libyan filmmakers, and acted as a mentor for IDFA Academy, East Doc platform, EsoDoc, Docs in Thessaloniki (with the EDN) and Medimed in Sitges. She is the Director of Global Short Docs Forum, and an Executive Producer and a mentor for the One World Media Fellowship.
Lisya has worked with One World Media in various capacities since 2013. She is currently responsible for One World Media programmes for nurturing new talent, including the Fellowship, Global Short Docs Forum, and the training workshops.
Lisya is a producer and project manager, working on film and event production for over fourteen years. She has worked with the Rory Peck Trust, Barbican Centre, Open City Documentary Festival, and DocumentarIst Istanbul Documentary Days, among others, managing a range of film, event and training programmes. She has experience in video production, as well as an MA in Film Studies, and a background in Political Science.
Saleh’s role at the DEC is to provide strategic leadership and management to ensure that the charity is run to UK legal and best practice standards. He is responsible for reporting to the Board of Trustees and enacting their decisions – while also representing the DEC with major partners, at key events and meetings.
Prior to joining DEC in 2012, Saleh’s work in the NGO sector included heading Programmes, Fundraising and Communication teams.
Saleh also has valuable NGO experience in disaster response interventions – and with the DEC he has led appeals for Syria, the Philippines, Gaza, Nepal and around the Ebola crisis.
Outside the charity sector, Saleh led in the management of Microsoft’s major digital inclusion projects and has also worked for the West Midlands Regional Assembly and local government authorities. He currently sits on the Boards of the RSA and One World Media Trust, is a member of the Humanitarian Memorial Steering Committee, and acted as Chair of the Emergency Appeals Alliance in 2016.
Indy Vidyalankara is the founder of boutique music PR company Indypendent PR and currently Head Of Strategic Communications at music charities Help Musicians UK and Urban Development. She is a seasoned and accomplished former Sony Music Director Of Communications, Saatchi & Saatchi ad exec and PR specialist. With a career spanning two decades in comms in some of the most high profile companies including eleven years in publicity across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra with some of the biggest names in TV and radio, across some of the most loved television shows on the BBC, such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice UK, Children In Need, Eurovision, Comic Relief and The One Show.
Joel Kibazo, is the founding partner of JK Associates, a London based consultancy whose main focus is African business, finance and government relations.
His wide experience spans the world of journalism and broadcasting, diplomacy, and business & finance.
Joel was Managing Director-Africa at FTI Consulting – the global services group, and prior to that he was Director of Communications and External Relations at the African Development Bank – the continent’s premier financial and economic development institution.
Joel was previously the Director of Communications & Public Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Before his move into diplomacy, Joel worked as a journalist at the Financial Times for 12 years covering financial markets and the African business and financial sector. He also worked extensively in broadcasting, reporting and presenting business, education and cultural programmes for BBC World Service, Radio 4 and BBC World television as well as other broadcasters.
Joel has a BA in Social Sciences, an MA in International Economics and Economic development, and an MBA.
Shereener is a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Her career started at the Human Rights set of Sibghat Kadri QC where she completed a general common law pupillage with an emphasis on criminal defence.
Shereener has regularly appeared in Crown Courts across the country. In 2009 she specialised in employment law – spending three months, unpaid, working in the Employment Department at Leigh Day Solicitors. She worked as legal adviser to the Guardian complaints Review Panel until 2017. Shereener also libel reads for The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sun newspapers. In 2011 Shereener won the Sidney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award. She was an advocacy teacher for the Inner Temple from 2010 to 2016. She was Chair of Trustees at New Cross Gate Trust until 2017.
Shereener recently started an acting career and has appeared in several fringe theatre productions.
Juan is a Managing Director at Barclays, responsible for the Risk Solutions business in EMEA since June 2015. Prior to this he was co-head of the Debt Capital Markets and Risk Solutions Group for Southern Europe, having previously worked as Head of Risk Solutions Group Iberia.
Juan joined Barclays in 2010 from Goldman Sachs, where he spent 11 years as a member of the Financing Group, within the Investment Banking Division. During this time he held different roles working for Iberian clients (corporates, public sector and financial institutions) such as Debt Capital Markets, Risk Management (primarily interest rates and foreign exchange), and Structured Finance solutions.
Juan has a BA in Law (1998) and a BA in Economics (1999) from the University of ICADE in Madrid. He has participated in several NFP initiatives (e.g. Pilot Change program within Barclays) and charity events (e.g. CRIS cancer foundation). He is also a member of Institute Choiseul 100 Spain Economic Leaders for Tomorrow (2016), a think tank aimed at giving back/improving Spain’s positioning in the world.
His hobbies – in addition to spending as much as time as possible with family on the weekends – include sports (spinning, golf, tennis, skiing), travelling, cinema and reading.