Westminster Insight: Diversity in TV Forum

Industry Events  |  19 September 2019

This September, Ofcom will release their third Diversity and Equal Opportunities in TV report after last year’s report suggested many groups remaining poorly represented off and on screen. Our annual Diversity in TV forum will review the 2019 Ofcom report, what to expect from the publication and what more can be done to increase inclusion.

This forum will look at the barriers to access, on and off screen, for different types of diversity including ethnicity, sexuality, people with disabilities, gender and regional.

Confirmed Speakers:

Amy Turton, Diamond Project Manager, Creative Diversity Network
Ade Rawcliffe, Head of Diversity for Commissioning, ITV
Bella Lambourne, HR Director, Endemol Shine UK
Jason Williams, Vice President Global Inclusion Strategy, Viacom 
Miranda Wayland, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BBC
Naomi Sesay, On-Screen Diversity Executive, Channel 4
Yasir Mirza, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Channel 4
Jackie Beer, Group Director of Diversity and Inclusion, BT
Seetha Kumar, Chief Executive, ScreenSkills
Josie Dobrin, Chief Executive, Creative Access
Carla Mitchell, Project Manager, Four Corners


  • Engage with industry experts to create an inclusive working environment that promotes people from all backgrounds
  • Last year, only 6%* of people working in TV defined themselves as disabled; far lower than the UK population
  • BT, one of the leading broadcasters, will share their initiative that increases access and overcomes barriers to employment.

Join key stakeholders from across the industry to collaborate and share initiatives, promoting diversity both on and off-screen.


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