ScreenSkills’ High-end TV Skills Fund has named the new ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ to receive industry support “on the path to leadership.”

A new cohort of 25 future senior leaders, from all parts of the UK and nominated by industry, is embarking on the High-end TV Skills Fund’s Leaders of Tomorrow inclusion focused programme.

Leaders of Tomorrow is a three-year leadership programme providing the tools and training to mid-level professionals across different specialisms in high-end TV. The programme will help them progress to head of department, above the line, or other senior decision-making leadership roles in the future.

This is the third cohort of mid-level high-end TV crew, spotted and recommended by senior peers, to undertake the three-year training that will help shape their development into leadership roles. The High-end TV Skills Fund aims to encourage diversity within these senior positions through the training, providing industry with skilled leaders ready for management.

Now in its third year, the programme will provide the future leaders, across all departments, with comprehensive mentoring, masterclasses and paid on-the-job training over the next three years.

Twenty-four places on the programme are being supported by the High-end TV Skills Fund with industry contributions from high-end TV productions, with Sky funding an additional place.

Kaye Elliott, Director of High-end Television, ScreenSkills said: “With a third cohort embarking on the High-end TV three-year Leaders of Tomorrow inclusion focused programme, this long-term investment is already delivering impact by supporting and empowering individuals to move into leadership roles, which will help change the make-up of those in decision making and hiring roles in the future all across the UK.  I am confident that these talented individuals, hand-picked by industry for their achievements and potential, are going to make a real difference across different departments and grades as they progress their careers.”

Rebecca O’Connor, Director of Production, Sky Studios added: “We’re delighted to once again be partnering on the High-end TV Skills Fund’s Leaders of Tomorrow programme which enables mid-level talent to confidently step up and fulfil their potential. We are excited to see how this cohort progresses and enters the industry as leaders of the future.”

The successful 25 are listed below alongside their locations and specialist department:

Aimee Whelan – Production, North West England

Caolan McNally – Locations, Northern Ireland

Chad Orororo – Post sound, London

Charlotte Ambrose – Hair and make-up, South East England

Daniel Kennedy – Art, Wales

Danielle Richards – Assistant director, Wales

Elizabeth Royse – Camera, North West England

Garry David Frost – VFX, London

Heather Andrews – Post sound, Scotland

Izzy Morgan – Assistant director, Wales

Jonathan Livesey – Location sound, Scotland

Jyoti Rajput – Unscripted, West Midlands

Lou Macnamara – Camera, London

May Ziade – Post production, London

Melanie Doyle – Hair and make-up, West Midlands

Michaela McCaffrey – Accounts, Scotland

Natasha Roper – Location sound, South West England

Niall Strawson – Unscripted, South West England

Reanne Goodlitt-Jones –  VFX, London

Robert Hart – Camera, North West England

Ruth Woodside – Camera, London

Samantha Patterson – Camera, Eastern England

Simon Gill – Location sound, London

Solange Welch – Unscripted, South West England

Tim Jolly – Locations, South East England

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