Children's TV Skills Council

Decisions on how the Children's TV Skills Fund is spent are made by the Children’s TV Skills Council, which is made up of industry leaders in the sector. These include broadcasters and key figures from production, who use their direct industry experience to determine the most effective use of funds as well as utilising up-to-date research on industry skills gaps. Animated children's TV sits under the remit of the Animation Skills Council.

Children's TV Skills Council
Image: Apple Tree House © Five Apples Ltd. 2018


  • Richard Bradley, Lion TV (co-chair)
  • Val Ames, production consultant (co-chair)
  • Gavin Haplin, Paper Owl
  • Gwen Hughes, Zodiak Kids
  • Helen Soden,Twenty Twenty
  • John Knowles, BFI Young Audiences Content Fund
  • Louise Bucknole, VIMN Kids
  • Lynne Marriott, BBC Children’s in-house productions
  • Mike Watts, Novel Entertainment
  • Rachel Drummond-Hay, Drummer TV
  • Raymond Lau, Green Dragon Media
  • Sally Carroll, BBC Children’s preschool, drama and animation
  • Simon Tomkins, ITV
  • Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C
  • Terri Langan, Hello Halo Kids
  • Wincie Knight, VIMN

If you are interested in joining the council please contact Sarah Joyce at: