An accomplished Shooting Producer Director with extensive experience in factual entertainment and unscripted programming, Ashley Golder has led a diverse range of programmes to broadcast, from large-scale primetime formats to international travel series.
Alongside his directing work, Ashley is committed to supporting and nurturing emerging talent, working with the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam on the Rising Stars conference, equipping early career professionals with essential skills and tools to build lasting careers. He’s also the founder and host of the TV Makers podcast, which provides insight into different roles available within the TV industry.
Speaking of his appointment, Ashley said: “I’m honoured to have been invited to join the Directors UK board and to further highlight the issues directors and the teams they work with face day-to-day.
This year has been difficult for many of us in the TV industry, with commissioning slowdowns impacting careers and opportunities. I'm proud to be part of an organisation that's working tirelessly to support our industry and challenge those at the top, in order to create change and realise better industry practices.”
Andy Harrower, Directors UK CEO, said: “Ashley has a wealth of experience as a factual director, directing some of the UK’s most popular television programmes including The Repair Shop and The One Show. Along with an enthusiasm and passion for his craft, he brings insights and expertise that will help Directors UK be an even stronger voice for our members in these particularly challenging times.”
Anna Thomson, Vice-Chair, added: “As a self-shooting director, Ashley adds a new voice that represents factual directors to the board, and has an in-depth knowledge of the landscape that directors are working in today.”