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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Paul Connolly

Chief Operating Officer

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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Katie King

Junior Production Manager

Katie started out working in factual entertainment predominantly on historical and observational documentaries such as 'The Truth about Sleep, BBC1' and 'Forbidden City, Channel 4' before moving to News and Current Affairs at the BBC. She spent two years working on Panorama, overseeing programmes such as 'Weinstein, the Inside Story' and 'Trump, What Next?' before joining CTVC in 2019. When she has a spare moment, Katie cares for her two little ones, Frank and Martha aged 5 and 7 (a tortoise and a cat).

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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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Paul Arnold

Senior Producer - Radio

Paul is an award-winning and innovative Producer, with particular experience in 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. With CTVC he has produced programmes for the BBC World Service and numerous episodes of the Things Unseen podcast. He has also sung backing vocals for Screaming Lord Sutch.

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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

Joint 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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Rachael Clohesy

Joint Head of Digital & Training

With an aptitude for managing teams, budgets and winning contracts, Rachael started her career specialising in Economic Development for prestigious organisations like the Financial Times and HM Treasury before transferring her skills to the world of media. After setting up a video production and training business with Alison Green, together they now jointly head up the department, with Rachael leading on strategy. Working part-time, Rachael spends the rest of the week running after her twin boys.

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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 Assistant Producer

Al is a man with many tasks and has worked in numerous production roles during his eclectic career, including writing, directing and producing promo videos and award-winning short films. Having worked as a researcher across departments, Al is now focused on producing Digital content for the likes of BBC Bitesize, as well as promoting the tremendous work of TrueTube.

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Karli Jai

Digital Content Creator

Hailing from the British isle of Bermuda and with a background in film and television production, Karli is the indispensable Swiss Army Knife in the digital team. She brings a multitude of talents to every task she's assigned - producer; photographer; treatment designer to name just a few - offering her creative point of view, attitude and skill. 

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Nicole Adjei

Research and Production Assistant

Working across the Digital and TV Departments, Nicole dreams up and researches the future wave of CTVC content. With an instinctive flare for finding brilliant and talented contributors, Nicole was instrumental in casting over 200 shorts for our multiple BBC Bitesize commissions. In her spare time, Nicole is an aspiring writer, developing scripts for screen, as well penning her first novel.

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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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