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.
Andy leads the growth and delivery of the DPP. He spent 17 years at the BBC working on red button interactive television services, broadcast innovation, product management and digital rights. Projects included: the migration of Engineering Teams to support new technologies and studios in MediaCity UK, the development of New Broadcasting House, UHD broadcasts, supporting the 2012 London Olympics, and running the industry skills programme for File Delivery. Andy joined the DPP from his role as Partnership Lead for BBC Make it Digital, a year-long campaign to develop the coding and digital skills of audiences across the UK. He was also Head of Delivery for BBC micro:bit, ensuring 1 million children across the UK received a new computing device to help grow their engineering and digital skills, a collaboration between 54 partners, delivering the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative in 30 years. In addition to this, Andy has experience of creating big data services, powered by machine learning, through his work developing audience measurement tools for television and online services.
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.
Lisa began her career in media at Global Radio, where she was part of the advertising sales team from 2010. She later became Personal Assistant to the Director of Broadcast Operations for ITV (who is also the chair of the DPP board). During that time Lisa has led communications around some major ITV initiatives. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging and novel writing. She recently undertook a 2-month internship in blogging and social media, based in Fiji. Lisa joined the DPP in November 2017 as Communications and Events Producer, responsible for managing and producing DPP events, and working alongside the Marketing Manager to create strong communication and social media materials.