2013 Board of Directors and Steering Committee


  • John Lynch, Words Make Pictures (UK) Chairman
  • Tessa James, Financial Director, Lion TV (UK) Secretary & Treasurer
  • Richard Bradley, Managing Director, Lion Television (UK)
  • Andrew Cohen, Head of Science, BBC Productions (UK)
  • Ann Julienne, Head of International Development, France Télévisions (France)
  • Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery Networks (Canada)
  • Wally Longul, President/Executive Producer, JKJ-TV International (Canada)
  • Thomas von Hennet, Vice President, International Co-Production and Documentaries, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
  • Thomas Zwiessler, General Manager, Story House Productions GmbH (Germany)


  • Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS (USA) Co-chair
  • Ken MacDonald, Vice President, Programming, Discovery Networks (Canada) Co-chair
  • Caroline Behar, Head of Documentaries, France 5/Head of Acquisitions, France Télévisions (France)
  • Alan Handel, President, Executive Producer, Handel Productions Inc. (Canada)
  • Jonathan Hewes, Head of International, Wall to Wall (UK)
  • Patrick Hörl, Founder and Managing Director, Autentic (Germany)
  • Kazuhiro Kitano, Senior Producer, Science Programs, NHK (Japan)
  • Joseph Maxwell, Commissioning Editor, SBS (Australia)
  • Debbie Myers, General Manager and EVP, Science Channel (USA)
  • Sonya Pemberton, Creative Director, Genepool Productions (Australia)
  • Sara Ramsden, Commissioning Editor, Science and Natural History, Channel 4 (UK)
  • Lynne Richardson, CEO/Executive Producer, Africa Wildlife Films/Southern Films (South Africa)
  • Robert Salvestrin, Producer and VP of Distribution, Kwanza (France)
  • Howard Swartz, VP Development and Production, Discovery Channel (USA)
  • Tony Tackaberry, Chief Executive Officer, Lion Television (USA)