Dan Brooke is Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Channel 4. Prior to joining Channel 4, he was Managing Director of Rare Day, as well as Managing Director of Discovery Networks UK. Dan also worked at Channel 4 from 1998 to 2005. He was responsible for the development launches of E4, Film4 and More4. He is on the Board of Channel 4 and a Trustee of Britdoc, the Camden Arts Centre, Headlong Theatre and the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory.
Magnus Brooke is Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at ITV plc. He is a director of a number of ITV group and joint venture businesses as well as a non-executive director of Digital UK, Freesat and the Broadcast Advertising Board of Finance. Prior to joining ITV in July 2006 he was head of the BBC director general’s office for three years, first for Greg Dyke and subsequently for Mark Thompson.
Chris has been a journalist for fourteen years and has spent the last seven at Broadcast, focusing primarily on news. He became its editor in February 2014. He runs a team that generates exclusive content across two daily online newsletters and a weekly print magazine, as well as playing a key role on awards, conferences and events. Chris has been an awards judge for BAFTA and the Royal Television Society and has discussed the TV industry across the media, including BBC Breakfast and all the major news bulletins.
James Heath is Director of Policy at the BBC. A public policy, corporate affairs and strategy expert with over 10 years experience operating at a senior level within the media and communications sector.
Tim Hincks is President of Endemol Shine Group, a joint venture launched in 2014 bringing together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Prior to his current position, he was Creative Director of Endemol UK and its Chief Creative Officer. He was Executive Chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival from 2007 – 2010 and sits on its Executive Board.
Chris Tryhorn is a freelance journalist and researcher, working across a range of policy areas including media and culture. He is an associate at Demos, and was a media correspondent at the Guardian from 2003 to 2010.
David Wheeldon is Sky’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs. He looks after group public policy, government relations and industry engagement in the UK and Europe across all of Sky’s business areas including its linear TV channels, satellite platform, home communications products and mobile TV services. Prior to joining Sky in 2007, David had a similar role at the London Stock Exchange Group where he had responsibility for public policy affecting listed companies, equities trading and the capital markets.