I trained as a film editor with Rediffusion, working on 16mm documentaries and telerecorded quiz shows, before travelling to Sydney and editing a series of deodorant commercials for JWT. From here I returned to the UK and joined the staff of LWT where I started directing on ITV’s first Arts show, Aquarius, and later on current affairs programme Weekend World, where I spent three years covering stories all over the world. After a year on Nationwide at the BBC I took a series of contracts with National Geographic to direct adventure films. After that I took a number of contracts with various ITV companies to make documentaries and ran my own production company for a while before joining Pearson and the nascent Financial Times Television. When this was folded into Thames I joined Zenith Entertainment as Head of Factual and Adult Education where I built up their low budget production unit before being head hunted by Eagle Rock Entertainment to run their History programme arm, Cromwell Productions. This became Eagle Rock Productions and I was Head of Production there for ten years, Execing, Producing and Directing, before returning to the freelance market. I believe my strengths are my ability to stay focused, good humoured and efficient under pressure, to build and motivate teams, to be realistic about budgets and help manage commissioner’s expectations to create engaging and informative programmes.