Meet the 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.

Meet the Children's TV Skills Council


  • Gill Biddle, BFI Young Audiences Content Fund
  • Helen Soden, ex-Head of Kids & Family, Twenty Twenty Television
  • Louise Burgess, VIMN Kids
  • Mike Watts, Novel Entertainment
  • Natalie Bolton, BBC Studios Kids and Family
  • Rachel Drummond-Hay, Drummer TV
  • Richard Bradley, Lion TV (co-chair)
  • Ronan McCloskey, Ronin Films
  • Simon Tomkins, ITV
  • Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C
  • Terri Langan, Hello Halo Kids
  • Val Ames, production consultant (co-chair)

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

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