Cameron Roach - Executive producer Rope Ladder Fiction.
Cameron Roach, Founder of Manchester based scripted production company, Rope Ladder Fiction. Rope Ladder Fiction produce Waterloo Road for BBC1 and have active developments with UK broadcasters. Previously Director of Drama, Sky UK.
Alexandra Maxwell - 53Two General Manager.
Jenny Berry - Writer, Voice Over Artist & Performance Poet.
Jenny Berry is a writer, voice over artist and performance poet (published) from Salford who often dips her toe into comedy too.
Her passion for storytelling has taken her across prisons and marginalised groups for the past 10 years helping people to explore their own identity to language.
Jen can often be found speaking at events, performing at festivals or writing scripts for universities to turn their research into art. Her mantra is simply this: ‘everyone has a voice they just need the skills to express it in their own way’.
Siobhan Noble - Senior Producer, Shakespeare North playhouse.
Michael Jackson - Casting Director.
Sonia Allam - Casting Director, CDG.
Sonia is a northern Casting Director working on projects with her team for BBC, SKY & ITV. She is also one of the founders of the CDGs Equality, Diversity & Inclusion committee and is always working towards positive change in the industry with her colleagues on the committee.
Nichola Garde - BBC Creative Diversity, Disability Lead, Content
I’m Nichola Garde and I identify as disabled and have dwarfism. I try to bring my lived experience of disability.
I have a blended family with 2 daughters and partner and we are a happy crew just trying to be on time!
Karen Connolly - Project & Event Planner ITV.
“About me: I have worked at ITV for nearly 18 years and have done a variety of roles in that time, I love the role I do as it helps make a difference to many people’s lives and is rewarding watching people succeed in something they have dreamed of. “
Cathy Crabb - Writer
Zoe Pickering - Head of Programming and Big Imaginations Manager
Z-arts is a arts centre for children and families, we have a theatre, an interactive exhibition, lots of brilliant classes for children in art, dance, drama, yoga. We also have a brand new children’s library opening on the 15th October.
I book the shows into the theatre, I also support other venues in the Big Imaginations network to book shows into their spaces.
I work with artists to develop their ideas.
I also lead well-being for the organisation and work very closely supporting Front Of House and Marketing.
I love working at Z-arts and it is never a dull day! “