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Our People

We deliver award winning, must watch TV thanks to the extraordinarily creative and talented people that work here.

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Simon Knight Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined Maverick as Chief Executive Officer in October 2015.

Previously Simon was Creative Director at Warner Bros Television Production UK indie’s Ricochet where he was responsible for growing the company’s output which included launching and nurturing Channel 4’s ratings success Food Unwrapped, Superfoods: The Real Story, BBC 2’s The Hairy Bikers and Lorraine Pascale Cooking The Nation’s Favourite Foods, and More 4’s Simon Hopkinson Cooks.

Beforehand, Simon was Executive Producer at BBC Bristol where he developed and grew BBC ONE’s huge success DIY SOS: The Big Build, launched Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers on BBC1, Simon Hopkinson’s The Good Cook, and developed BBC daytime’s hit Wanted Down Under.

Simon has also produced I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Celebrity Love Island, and Poor Little Rich Girls for ITV.

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Hannah Brownhill Creative Director

Prior to joining Maverick Television, Hannah built her career working on the production and development of big features and factual entertainment brands in the indie sector. At Boundless Productions she worked on popular series Would Like to Meet , House Doctor, How Clean is Your House, Four Rooms and Great British Railway Journeys before heading up development and securing commissions including The Week the Landlords Moved In, An Hour To Save A Life (BBC) , Worlds Toughest Jobs (BBC3) House Doctor Returns(C5) and Secrets In My Family (W).

During her most recent role, Director of Development, Renegade Pictures Brownhillrevamped the factual entertainment slate, adding returning formats and securing paid development projects for Channel 4, BBC and W.

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John Hesling President, USA

Hesling is a BAFTA and Rose D’Or nominated Producer who was most recently the Senior Vice President of Programming at Shed Media where he had creative oversight of the company’s output.  Prior to his time at Shed, Hesling spent 14 years at the BBC in London, New York and Los Angeles, where he developed, produced and directed award winning documentaries and factual entertainment formats filmed in a dozen countries, as well as the first 2 seasons of the long running BBC2 hit Dragons’ Den. In the US, he has developed and produced shows for ABC, NBC, Lifetime, Oxygen, E!, TLC, History, GSN and others and successfully introduced Top Gear – one of the BBC’s top brands – into the US market. Hesling’s additional credits include Executive Producing ‘First Dates’ for NBC, the upcoming ‘Genius Junior’ for NBC, ‘Long Lost Family’ for TLC, and ‘Criminal Confessions’ for Oxygen. 

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Tom Garland Executive Producer

Before joining Maverick TV Tom previously worked at Studio Lambert as Executive Producer where he set up a number of new series, including The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2), Tattoo Fixers (Channel 4) and Top Of The Shop with Tom Kerridge (BBC2). He has also worked at Boundless where he Exec Produced the flagship BBC series The Apprentice.

Tom is an experienced programme maker and has been involved in a range of different series for the main broadcasters. Previous Executive Producer, Series Producer & Senior Producer credits include The Big Performance with Gareth Malone, MasterChef, Grand Designs Live and Vacation Vacation Vacation with Kirstie & Phil.

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Susannah Price SVP of Premium Documentary and Specials

Before joining Maverick in October 2018, Susannah ran development at Lightbox, and sold a range of series and specials including the Emmy winning documentary LA92 (National Geographic); Captive (Netflix); Diagnosis (Netflix); Murder Mountain (Fusion, Netflix); Atari Game Over (Xbox Studios); War Child (Channel 4) and Fantastic Lies (ESPN). Her producing credits include the BAFTA award-winning The Government Inspector for Channel 4; Michael Moore’s Sicko; Oil Storm for FX; The Boarding School Bomber starring Adam Deacon for the BBC; and One Strange Rock for National Geographic hosted by Will Smith and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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Liz Kerrigan VP of Current 

Liz is responsible for overseeing current programming for Maverick TV. She came to Maverick after many years as a much sought after Executive Producer, and before that, oversaw current programming for Magnetic Productions. She has a track record for developing and producing pilots that are greenlit to series including HGTV’s “Hidden Potential,” “Five Day Flip,” “Stone House Revival,” and the “American Rehab” franchise. Liz has also produced shows for Food Network, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, MTV, Bravo, A&E, Lifetime, and Syfy.

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Tabitha Lentle VP of Development

Tabitha is an Emmy nominated producer with over 20 years experience spanning the UK, US and Australian markets. Prior to joining the Maverick team, Tabitha worked as a showrunner and director on multiple development projects and series’ including Top Gear, Mythbusters, Ax Men, Lost in Transmission, Car Matchmaker, 90 Day Fiance, You Can’t Turn That Into a House and Big Brother Australia.​

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Sukh Sahota Producer, Development

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Llinos Griffiths Assistant Producer, Development

Part of the development team coming up with programme ideas, writing and cutting taster tapes to pitch to broadcasters.

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Piera Cuttica Head of Post Production

Manor Production Services is Maverick Television’s internal post facility. We offer the complete post production experience, Avid Offline suites, Da Vinci Resolve Grading tool, Symphony Online, Voice booth and 5.1 surround sound Dubbing Suite and QC.

Being part of Maverick means we have the opportunity to be part of the pre- production workflow and offer our expertise in cameras; media backups services and of course the complete post production package.

I manage a fabulous team of ten people, based both in the London and Birmingham office. Together we bring, experience, continuity, calmness under pressure and offer every production the same quality of service as if they were at a commercial Post Facility.

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Sharon Rowley Financial Controller

Sharon is the Financial Controller for Maverick Television, Operation Ouch and Manor Post Production.

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Romily Menzies Executive Producer

Executive Producer of the multi award winning ‘Operation Ouch’, overseeing the editorial from pre-production to series delivery.

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Taimmy Hango Receptionist

Front of House and Receptionist for all businesses at the Ray Street office.

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Christina Beachy Vice President of Production, USA

Christina Beachy is the Vice President of Production for All3media America and currently oversees production for Maverick Tv USA. Prior to joining the All3media America team, Christina worked in casting and production management at Renegade 83, Tijuana Entertainment and Studio Lambert USA on multiple series and development projects. Previous and present show credits include “Miracle Workers” for ABC, “Obsessed” for A&E, “The Pitch” for AMC, “Shaunie’s Home Court” for VH1, “ Reunion Road Trip” for E! and Maverick TV’s hit show “Chrisley Knows Best” for USA.

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Rea Menzies Series Producer

Series Producer of the multi award winning Operation Ouch.

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Jon Mann Producer, Development

Jon has extensive experience of the television industry across both popular factual and specialist factual programming for both UK and US broadcasters. He began working in TV after being selected for the Channel 4 Production Trainee Scheme, and over his career has developed programmes including Fill Your House For FreeHow to Get Rich Quick, Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army, and A Very British Hotel. In his life before television, Jon spent five years working as an investment consultant for overseas properties. He’s currently a careers mentor for the University of Sheffield, and teaches for various television training schemes, including PACT and Channel 4.

 

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Alex Rose Manager of Development, USA

Alex is the Manager of Development for Maverick TV USA. In his role he supports the President and SVP of Development. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Alex got his first taste of the TV world at Mark Burnett Productions working in casting on Shark Tank. Shortly after, he began working at William Morris Endeavor, supporting various agents in the TV business. He found he loved working closely with content creators to promote their visions. Alex now works closely with the development team at Maverick to identify the best storytellers.

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Alan Kirk Producer, Development

Prior to joining the Maverick team, Alan spent the better part of a decade developing and producing a variety of network reality shows including NBC’s “Genius Jr” and multiple seasons of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” where he received an Emmy nomination. Additional credits include “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” for FOX and “500 Questions” for ABC, among others.  ​