2014 Board of Directors and Editorial Committee


  • John Lynch, Words Make Pictures (UK) Chairman
  • Tessa James, Financial Director, Lion TV (UK) Secretary & Treasurer
  • Catherine Alvaresse, Deputy Director of the Knowledge and Discovery Factual Programming Unit, ARTE France (France)
  • Richard Bradley, Managing Director, Lion Television (UK)
  • Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery Networks (Canada)
  • Wally Longul, President/Executive Producer, JKJ-TV International (Canada)
  • Thomas Zwiessler, Senior Vice President, Program, RTL2 Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


  • Patrick Hörl, Founder and Managing Director, Autentic (Germany) (Germany) Chair
  • Caroline Behar, Head of Documentaries, France 5/Head of Acquisitions, France Télévisions (France)
  • Nha-Uyen Chau, Founder and Director, Looking Glass International (Australia)
  • Jonathan Hewes, Head of International, Wall to Wall (UK)
  • Kazuhiro Kitano, Senior Producer NHK (Japan)
  • Aidan Laverty, Commissioning Editor, BBC (UK)
  • Pei Li, Managing Director of International Department, CICC (China)
  • Dietmar Lyssy, CEO, Bilderfest GmbH (Germany)
  • Ken MacDonald, Vice President, Programming, Discovery Networks (Canada)
  • Joseph Maxwell, Commissioning Editor, SBS (Australia)
  • Charlie Parsons, Vice President, Global Development and Production, National Geographic Channel (USA)
  • Howard Swartz, VP Development and Production, Discovery Channel (USA)
  • Tony Tackaberry, Chief Executive Officer, Lion Television (USA)
  • Yuanyuan Wang, Deputy Director, Digital Media Center, CICC (China)