Studio Ramsay has appointed Lion Television’s Creative Director Lisa Edwards as its Chief Creative Officer.
She takes up her new role at Studio Ramsay in February and will oversee the company’s existing slate and help grow the business, working closely with EVP/ Head of Current Programming, Elvia Van Es Oliva, in the US and Head of Popular, Factual Helen Cooke, in the UK.
Edwards was at Lion Television for more than two years where she led the team that secured new business including The Truth About… for BBC One, The Secret Life of the Holiday Resort, The World’s Most Luxurious Airline, 19, 20 & 21 Kids and Counting (all for Channel 4) and We Are British Jews for BBC Two.
Previously she was Director of Programmes at Twenty Twenty Television where she was responsible for shows including The Restaurant Man (BBC Two), How Not to Get Old (Channel 4), Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home (Channel 4) and The Best of British Takeaways (BBC One).
Prior to that Edwards was a commissioning editor for BBC Factual, Features and Formats where she greenlit programmes including The Hairy Dieters, Nigellissima, The Supersizers Go, Grow Your Own Drugs, Baking Made Easy, Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents and The House that £100k Built.
She also worked as a commissioning editor for Channel 4 features where she oversaw hit series Property Ladder, You Are What You Eat, How to Look Good Naked, River Cottage and How Clean Is Your House?
Gordon Ramsay, CEO, Studio Ramsay, said: "Lisa’s impressive background as both a programme maker and commissioner on factual, features and formats, makes her the perfect fit for Studio Ramsay. Her experience in winning and overseeing new series across a range of broadcasters will be invaluable. I look forward to welcoming her to the team in what is already shaping up to be an exciting year for the company."
Lisa Edwards said: "Studio Ramsay is one of the most dynamic production companies in the industry. It’s in incredibly rude health and I’m unbelievably excited about the opportunity to work closely with Gordon and the teams, across the UK and US, to continue to build on this success. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Lion Television but I could not resist the opportunity to take up this next creative adventure with Studio Ramsay – a place where I can utilise my passion for working with talent to create some brilliant new formats and must watch factual entertainment."
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