MD of Douglas Road, Angela Ferreira, is to also take on the new role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador for Banijay UK.

In the newly created role, Ferreira will work with key internal and external stakeholders including CEO Patrick Holland, BUK Director of HR and Operations, and UK label heads to further develop the group’s diversity and inclusion strategy and make sure that inclusion is “the heart of everything the UK business does both on screen and off.”

Working with external groups and initiatives across the industry, Ferreira will “ensure that Banijay UK is a leader and exemplar of best practice in the industry.”

Ferreira was appointed Managing Director of Douglas Road in 2019. The company, set up by Sir Lenny Henry in 2014 has produced shows such as My Name is Leon (BBC Two), Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle (BBC Four), Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers (BBC Four) and the upcoming drama Three Little Birds (ITV).

Bella Lambourne, Director of HR and Operations said; “I’m delighted that Angela is taking on this ambassadorial role putting equity and inclusion at the heart of our creative decision making and championing Banijay UK as a home for all talent to do their best work”.

Angela Ferreira added;I’m to take thrilled on this new role for Banijay who have made clear their  commitment to broadening the range of people we employ and the stories we tell. This, combined with Douglas Road, is the perfect fit for me.”

During a career spanning over 20 years, Ferreira has worked across a broad spectrum of TV production; as a director, script editor, producer, executive producer and commissioner across arts, news, music, entertainment and live events.

Ferreira has held Commissioning Editor positions at Channel 4 and E4 in Daytime, Factual Entertainment and Youth & Music, and was previously Executive Producer in BBC Entertainment and Features.

She is Chair of the RTS Diversity Committee and on the NFTS TV Advisory Board.


Jon Creamer

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