Kelvin brings over 35 years’ experience in the media industry to the DPP. Kelvin spent many years as a Head of Production in the BBC, most notably for the specialist areas Science, History, Natural History, Religion before becoming Head of Production for all Factual across the UK. He also spent over 7 years as Commercial Director for the world renowned Natural History Unit. Latterly he moved into more formal project management as a Programme Director, first on a SAP Finance and HR system implementation and then on a major transformation and efficiency programme. Within the DPP Kelvin is responsible for Finance, HR and Legal.
Rowan is responsible for the delivery and business development of the DPP. He brings experience from across the media industry, having worked in broadcast (BBC), production (ITV Studios), hybrid consumer platforms (YouView) and video technology suppliers (Ooyala). At Ooyala he worked with leading production and broadcast companies across the world to deliver transformative projects that improve efficiency in production and delivery, while at ITV and the BBC he was involved in deployment of file delivery and QC. His involvement with the DPP stretches back over six years, starting as a working group member for QC, and having been Production Technology Lead during his time at ITV.
Jayne joined the BBC in 2008, taking on a variety of roles across Marketing, Technology and Television, as well as running large-scale industry conferences and events for the BBC’s College of Technology. She joined the DPP in 2011, helping to grow the DPP’s reach significantly by increasing the portfolio of events, implementing a social media strategy and improving the DPP website. Since DPP Ltd was launched in 2015 she has been working to further build and promote the DPP brand and is now responsible for defining and delivering the DPP’s marketing strategy and analysis. Jayne is also a professional singer in her spare time.
Abdul has over 13 years’ experience in the Broadcasting and IT Industry with a comprehensive background in Project Management and Operations at the BBC as well as in the commercial sector. Most recently, Abdul’s roles included leading technology at BBC Media Action, the BBCs international development charity, as the Head of Information Systems and Change, where he developed and delivered the global technology strategy and operations across Europe, Africa and Asia. Working closely with key stakeholders he has provided leadership in solutions delivery, support and online and cloud services. Previously he has worked as a Technology Manager for BBC World Service delivering connectivity solutions for its international bureaus.
Gill joined the DPP after four years at BBC Worldwide, leading the Content Fulfilment team. Gill has over 14 years’ experience working in the media, beginning her career in production as a freelance coordinator and production manager for such companies as Twenty Twenty, West Park Pictures and Raw TV. In 2010 she made the move into post-production as an Account Director in Technicolor’s digital cinema department. During her time, digital cinema grew from representing a minor percentage of the worldwide market to become the industry standard format for feature distribution. Gill was the main client liaison for Disney EMEA and was responsible for overseeing delivery of all releases, including Toy Story 3, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and many more. She is also Founder/ Co-Artistic Director of critically acclaimed theatre company Mongrel Thumb.
In more than 20 years in the media industry Ulrich has worked as Engineer and Technical Project Manager on projects in Music Production, Radio, TV and the Web. He has also designed, installed, tested (and occasionally taken to the skip!) technologies that came and went. During the majority of his 12 years as staff at the BBC he supported News and Sport and developed tapeless workflows as Technology Lead for Journalism in BBC Wales. As a lecturer and trainer Ulrich owned and delivered strands on large business change programmes for the BBC as well as teaching new recruits.
Bilal was trained in Digital Marketing and Social Media at Google and worked with big brands like Warner Bros and Hostelworld developing social media strategy and content creation. He then moved over to work at YouTube on influencers management and on large scale event organisation. He then moved to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital on their middle eastern market helping them develop their digital presence. He is excited to bring some creativity to the DPP and work with some large and exciting companies.