Chief Content Officer
… House Productions, Discovery and Nutopia Ltd. Laura joined ITV from House Productions where she was Managing Director, selling the company to BBCS in Dec 2022.
Prior to House, Laura led a large-scale initiative to bring in third party content to the newly launched Discovery+ to drive subscribers to the service.
Laura spent 8 years of her career at Channel Four – most recently as Head of the Channel Four Growth Fund, where she set-up and oversaw the highly successful £20m fund investing into creative businesses and building successful partnerships.
Investments included Eleven Films (creators of Sex Education), Whisper Films (sports producers sold to Sony), Simon Chinn’s Lightbox (producer of Searching for Sugarman) and Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy company with the fund achieving a full exit of 5 investments in less than 5 years. Laura co-founded the Emmy award-winning TV production company Nutopia Ltd with Jane Root which she ran as Managing Director for four years.
Prior to that she worked at Zodiak (RDF) identifying and buying TV companies for the AIM-listed super indie and started out in the UK as a production finance executive at Film4, part of Channel 4.