Caroline Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Caroline is a respected, passionate and award-winning filmmaker who combines a strong television background with significant experience of senior management. She has run large, complex teams in the UK and around the world, including Afghanistan and the Arctic, and her network credits include the BBC, BBC Current Affairs, ITV1, Channel 4 and Discovery International.

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Paul Connolly

Company Secretary & Head of Finance

Since 1979, Paul has been involved with CTVC and the Rank Foundation. He sailed through the ranks within the finance department before becoming the Rank Foundation’s Finance Director. With the promise of endless tea and coffee, CTVC poached Paul back in 2012 where he is an integral member of the senior management team. He is also a regularly outspoken Tottenham Hotspur fan.

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Lareine Shea

Head of Production

With over 30 years’ experience in Television, Radio and Corporate industries, Lareine oversees all CTVC’s production output. Lareine’s career has seen her time travelling with dinosaurs, reliving World War II and two-stepping with cowboys in the American Wild West. Also, mess with her attempts at fiscal elegance and she may ask you just Who Do You Think You Are …

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Claire Faragher

Head of Television

A senior print journalist and BAFTA winner, Claire has successfully launched numerous acclaimed programmes, with her serious documentaries and lighter series being aired on all terrestrial and major digital channels. She has been responsible for multi-million-pound budgets and was key to the creation of The Only Way Is Essex, The ONE Show and Mary’s Bottom Line.

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Stuart Porter

Head of Digital

Stuart is a Children's BAFTA-winning executive producer and experienced project manager. His passions and expertise lie in the development and production of high quality youth focused content, and in researching future technologies such as Virtual Reality and 360 video. Stuart's credits include The Wombles (CITV), The Upstairs Downstairs Bears (CITV), New Tricks (BBC), Foyle's War (ITV) and TrueTube.co.uk, CTVC's web channel for schools.

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Paul Arnold

Head of Audio (acting)

Paul is an award-winning and innovative Studio Manager and Producer, with particular experience in interactive drama, features and promotions. From a background in sound design he went on to direct actors, produce video and create websites and apps for the BBC and others. He has also sung backing vocals for Screaming Lord Sutch.

 

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Robert Ayres

Head of TrueTube

Bob joined TrueTube in 2010 having taught RE for 15 years in Kenya, Birmingham and East London. Originally employed as an education writer, he rose through the ranks to seize editorial control of the site, and now wields his power like a mighty sword. He's responsible for TrueTube's creative direction - writing, producing and hopefully always educating our young audience. He also drinks a lot of tea.

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Kristine Pommert

Executive Producer - Radio

Specialising in religion and ethics, Kristine is a multi-award-winning international radio journalist and producer. Working mainly across BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, Kristine has also developed Things Unseen, a podcast for people of faith as well as those who are just spiritually curious.

 

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Karen Emsley

Senior Producer

Having worked across many BAFTA and Grierson nominated productions, Karen has extensive experience in features, formats, investigative current affairs and documentaries for domestic and international broadcasters. Her first feature documentary The Fall, was broadcast on Sky Atlantic, screened at international festivals and released in UK cinemas to critical acclaim.

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Leonie Hutchinson

Executive Producer for Children's and Features

With more years’ broadcast experience than she’ll admit to, Leonie is a multi-talented television producer who regularly freelances for CTVC. She has overseen five documentaries for CBBC as well as developing and getting commissioned our first international series, Separated at Birth for Discovery Networks International. Leonie is partial to a morning croissant which takes her until lunchtime to consume.

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Alastair Collinson

Creative Assistant / PA to CEO

The man with many tasks has worked as a writer on a number of commissioned TV and Film projects, as well as directing and producing promo videos and award-winning short films. He also spent a year working as Assistant Director of Media at a Film Finance company in Miami. Using his varied experience he is now PA to CEO Caroline Matthews and creatively assisting all departments. He still writes and loves rock n roll.

 

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Saba Zaman

Assistant Producer - Radio

A self-confessed unconventional Muslim, Saba brings a wealth of experience and contacts in the field of religion and ethics. Following her theology degree she moved into journalism, working for Reuters, Channel 4 and the BBC. Highlights since joining CTVC in 2013 have been meeting the ‘Poirot’ actor David Suchet and travelling to the Vatican with a group of Imams. She’s also met the Dali Lama, spent half a year in a buddhist monastery and been blessed by the Pope.

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George Richardson

Development Researcher

After a number of researcher roles and an extensive period working for Discovery, George was lured to CTVC to work in development, where he has been happily engaged ever since. Recently, on top of an extensive development portfolio, he has been working on VR & 360 projects, and pushing the envelope on the grammar and format of filmmaking. He also pushes the envelope of acceptable clothing.

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Kim Roden

Production Coordinator / Filmmaker - TrueTube

Kim has worked in production on a range of documentaries, such as Life & Deaf (BBC Four) and The Fall (Sky Atlantic & Picture House). Kim joined the TrueTube team at the start of 2017. As well as directing her own films for the site, she is excited to be working with other TrueTube filmmakers as a production manager, helping them to bring their films to your screens.

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Jonathan Green

Production Coordinator / Filmmaker - TrueTube

Jonathan has many film and TV credits include working as a Location Assistant on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, a Camera Assistant on ITV’s Red or Black, and an Edit Assistant on Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush. Since joining TrueTube in 2015, Jonathan has co-produced Refugee which won a BAFTA for Children’s Drama in 2016 and directed several of his own films for the site.

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Winifred Sandy

Business Development Assistant

As a recent graduate from De Montfort University, Winnie joined CTVC through the Time to Shine scheme as a Business Development Assistant. She has run her own arts-based social enterprise and is experienced in developing and managing social media and marketing campaigns for international development programmes. She also lights up the stage with her band that likes to play loud.

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Ioannis Doumanis

Technical Researcher

A published author, Ioannis has a doctorate in Computer Science specialising in Human Computer Interaction and Serious Games. After a few years teaching in various London Universities, Ioannis joined CTVC’s Digital Department to lead Usability testing and Field Trials research for the REVERIE and POINT projects.

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