The DPP is the media industry's business change network.

The Team

  • Mark Harrison

    DPP Managing Director, and Director of Technology Futures Group, BBC

    Mark spent many years as a Director, Producer and Executive Producer. He has won numerous awards including from the RTS and BFI, as well as gaining an International Emmy and BAFTA nomination. He has held senior roles within the independent sector and the BBC, including as Managing Director of Soul Purpose Productions, and BBC Head of Arts. He became Controller of Production for BBC North in 2010, and later Director of Transformation in the BBC’s Design and Engineering groupMark has been Managing Director of the DPP since it became a not-for-profit company in 2015, and left the BBC early in 2017 to devote more time to leading the DPP. Mark is also Vice-Chair of an NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair of a commercial subsidiary of the Trust.
  • Kelvin Jones

    Business Director

    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 Wilson

    Head of Business Development

    Andy has worked in broadcasting for over 16 years on red button interactive television services, broadcast innovation and digital rights. Andy was Head of the BBC College of Technology, overseeing all training and development for technology for the BBC. He recently led the industry skills and development of file delivery for television programmes with the DPP. Andy’s work also included the migration of Engineering Teams to support new technologies and studios in MediaCity UK, New Broadcasting House, UHD and 3D broadcasts and supporting the 2012 London Olympics. Andy joins the DPP from his current role as Partnership Lead for BBC Make it Digital, a year-long campaign to help develop the coding and digital skills of audiences across the UK. At the centre of the initiative is the BBC micro:bit. Andy led collaboration between 54 partners, all helping to deliver one of the BBC’s most ambitious education initiatives in 30 years.

  • Jayne de Ville

    Membership Manager

    Jayne has worked for the BBC since 2008 in a variety of roles across Marketing, Communications & Audiences, Future Media & Technology and Television.  She joined the DPP back in 2011 and used this opportunity to grow the DPP’s reach significantly by increasing the portfolio of events, implementing a social media strategy and improving the DPP website.  Most recently Jayne spent 9 months at BBC Academy running industry conferences and events for the College of Technology.  She returned as the Membership Manager as DPP Ltd was launched in order to further build and promote the DPP brand. Jayne is also a professional singer in her spare time.

  • Abdul Hakim

    Senior Project Manager

    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.

  • Lisa Kelso

    Project Manager

    Lisa has over 10 years experience in the Broadcasting Industry with a background in Project Management and Marketing & Communications at the BBC. Most recently, Lisa’s roles have been on Procurement and Transition & Transformation projects, for BBC business critical contracts. These roles include Project Manager on the re-procurement of the contract for the provision of Access Services (subtitling, sign-language and audio description); Programme Lead on the Access Services Transition programme; and Transition Lead on the re-procurement for the provision of Playout Services.

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    Paul Drewett

    Compliance Programme Test Manager

    Paul has an extensive background in broadcast engineering and project management. His projects have included many areas of programme production and post production within ITV from studio facilities and edit systems to major live sporting events such as World Cups, from desktop production technologies used by factual to VoD and Catch-up TV. More recently his work has focussed on file-based production and delivery, with a central role in planning ITV’s migration by Oct 2014. He has also assisted with development and testing of the DPP’s metadata application. Before joining ITV in 1988, Paul had worked at the BBC as a project manager in broadcast systems.

  • Ulrich du Bosque

    Compliance Test Lab Manager

    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.

  • Claire Austin

    Membership Assistant

    Claire has over 20 years experience in the Broadcasting Industry and grew up with a family who all worked in media too.  She started in Press & Publicity at LWT where she was involved in PR events and press launches.  She later moved into Acquisitions and became Manager, where she worked closely with the Controller of Acquisitions handling deals across all the ITV channels.  More recently Claire has organised large music & dance festivals and vintage themed events.  She is also a professional dancer, specialising in dances from the 1920s – ‘50s.  She is delighted to now move back to Broadcasting and become DPP’s Membership Assistant.

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