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

The Team

  • Mark Harrison

    DPP Managing Director

    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 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 de Ville

    Marketing Manager

    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 Hakim

    Programme Delivery 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.

  • Gill Reston

    Senior Project Manager

    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.

  • 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.

  • Michelle Dobel

    Membership Manager

    Michelle started her TV career as a Researcher at UK Living, then went on to join the BBC as a Production Secretary on Tomorrow’s World. Michelle worked her way up to become TW’s Production Manager and managed other high profile BBC series including Horizon and Omnibus before joining Newsnight as Unit Manager for a number of years. After a career break to raise her young family, she is delighted to join the DPP as Membership Manager, helping to streamline the DPP Membership process for all. Michelle is a member of Women in Film and Television.
  • Lisa Thompson

    Communications and Events Producer

    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.

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