Directors UK is pleased to announced that Alexander Jacob has been co-opted to the Directors UK Board as Nations and Regions Committee Chair.
Alexander is an established director currently working in continuing and children’s drama, with extensive experience across different levels of the film and TV industry since the 1990s.
Most recently, Alexander produced and directed a brand-new show for Channel 5’s Milkshake called The World According to Grandpa, and his credits also include The Dumping Ground, Casualty, 4 O’Clock Club and Hollyoaks. Alexander’s directing career began in 2007 with his short film, Ruby, following many years of experience as an assistant director.
Alexander is based in South Manchester, and is keen to achieve equity in our industry — not just of race and gender, but also of region.
On his appointment to the Board, Alexander said: “I am delighted to have been co-opted to the Directors UK board. I’m looking forward to making a start as the Chair of the Nations and Regions Committee and doing my part to keep pushing Directors UK forward as a dynamic and involved organisation.”
Alexander Jacob has been appointed as Chair of the Nations and Regions Committee following Karen Kelly's appointment as Chair of the Directors UK Board. Alexander was the candidate with the most votes for the position after Karen Kelly in the Summer 2021 elections.