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Our People

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


Simon Knight Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined Maverick TV as Chief Executive Officer in 2015.

Since joining Maverick TV Simon has been responsible for launching Inside The Ritz Hotel – ITV, The Elephant Hospital – C5, Don’t Scream – BBC Three, 10 Years Younger in 10 Days – C5, How To Look Good Naked – Really, Escape – C4, Tried and Tasted – C4 and Bizarre ER – E4.

He is also responsible for Maverick TV USA led by John Hesling. John and Simon work closely together growing the company on both sides of the Atlantic.

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 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.


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.


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, ‘Genius Junior’ for NBC, ‘Long Lost Family’ for TLC, and ‘Criminal Confessions’ for Oxygen. 


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.​


Romily Menzies Executive Producer

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


Sukh Sahota Producer, Development


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.


Rea Menzies Series Editor

Series Editor of the multi award winning Operation Ouch.


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.


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.  ​


Eugene Han Head of Development

Prior to joining Maverick TV, Eugene was an Executive Producer and Showrunner across a multitude of ITV America production companies that include Leftfield Pictures, Good Caper Content, ITV Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, Riot Creative and Outpost Entertainment.  Eugene has developed and produced numerous television projects for MTV, VH1, Logo, Fox, CBS, Lifetime, A&E, History Channel, National Geographic Wild, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Netflix, Great American Country (GAC)/Discovery, E! Entertainment, TV Land, Oxygen, WE TV and Pivot TV/Participant Media.  
Eugene got his start in the unscripted sector when he produced the documentary Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway with pioneering documentarian Albert Maysles. The documentary unfolds the creative journey of Maysles’ original 1975 cult classic, Grey Gardens, from non-fiction film to Broadway musical that earned the leading and featured actors Tony Awards.  Grey Gardens remains the only Broadway show based on a documentary film.
A graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE) where he earned his Masters of Science, Eugene is always looking at the international market for new show concepts and continuously developing projects for the evolving and expanding media landscape. He is focused on helping to grow Maverick TV USA’s development slate and further the company’s reach on both sides of the pond.   


Erin Flinn VP of Current Programming