Caroline Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Caroline is a respected, passionate and award-winning filmmaker who has run large complex teams around the world, including Afghanistan and the Arctic. Her network credits include the BBC, BBC Current Affairs, ITV1, Channel 4 and Discovery International.

As CEO, Caroline oversees all departments at CTVC as well as executive producing Audio and TrueTube output and the critically acclaimed BBC Two series, Pilgrimage: The Road to… strand.

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Kristine Pommert

Head of 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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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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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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Alison Green

Head of Digital & Training

With an abundance of creative and specialist knowledge in training, film-making and digital content production, Alison joins CTVC to jointly Head up the Digital & Training department. With over 15 years’ experience, including founding and running her own multi-award winning company VividEcho, Alison’s role is to drive the department into new and ambitious areas to ensure we are delivering the very best content in the industry. Alison is also a J Lo super fan.

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Robert Ayres

Scriptwriter & Education Specialist

Bob is a BAFTA-winning producer and writer. After serving a 15 year stretch as a secondary school teacher, Bob joined TrueTube (CTVC's online education resource) and worked his way up through the ranks until, under his leadership, the platform won 7 Children’s BAFTAs, including Channel of the Year. He continues to work part-time for TrueTube and across CTVC, writing scripts and advising on all things educational.

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Shazia Ur-Rehman

Digital Producer & Course Leader

For over 10 years, Shazia has produced short-form content for a number of leading charities, schools and youth organisations including the Prince’s Trust, the Roundhouse and the BFI Film Academy.  As an experienced documentary filmmaker and trainer she has also delivered countless workshops, teaching filmmaking to people of all ages and abilities. Shazia likes to gift teapots to friends and family.

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Alastair Collinson

Digital Producer

Having started his CTVC journey as a Creative Assistant, Alastair went on to produce his own short form drama and podcast before joining the television team where he cooked up ideas as well as working on the Pilgrimage brand.  

Now a Digital Producer, Al conceptualises, scripts and directs short form content for the BBC as well as our in-house platform TrueTube. He’s also known for his stylish dress sense, wowing everyone with ‘that’ pink hoodie. 

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Steven Strowman

Content Creator

With a degree in Media Production, Stevie started out as a production assistant across TV, Radio and Outside Broadcast and quickly progressed to camera operator and editing assistant. When Stevie is not being creative within the industry – including producing his own online content - you’ll find him playing award winning ping pong at his local table tennis club. 

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Shola Adesina

Production Assistant

Shola joined CTVC through a “Time to Shine” placement, an internship programme supported by our parent company, The Rank Foundation. Having gained experience through the BFI Film Academy network course and our BFI Documentary Residential, she became a Young Reporter for “Get Into Film” and has interviewed the likes of Ava Duvernay and Robert Zemeckis. Shola is also a Black Belt martial artist and a keen Lidl enthusiast.

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