As a nonprofit, it is vital to us to have a strong organisational structure.
Our board members focus on SMTJ’s mission, strategy, and goals and meet periodically to discuss what direction Share My Telly Job should head in. Our board share our passion and concern for television and film’s freelance work-force and are perfectly placed to advise us as we steer our company to best serve our community.
Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka
Anna is a campaigner, journalist, presenter and wife and mother. Anna created the campaign for flexible working hours using #FlexAppeal which has seen her give a TEDx talk, lead lycra-clad flash mobs, present to major industry leaders, speak at the Welsh Assembly and work alongside MPs in Westminster to create a Flexible Working Bill as part of her campaign for flexible working for all.
“This is not just for mothers or for fathers, it’s for people suffering from anxiety, people living with disability, caring responsibilities – people just wanting to live.”
Anna was on the panel at the very first Share My Telly Job event back in May 2018 and has supported our work ever since. As a freelancer herself, she understands the specific pressures that can come with trying to juggle a freelance career alongside other responsibilities and believes passionately that new ways of working are possible in creative industries.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Sohail specialises in factual entertainment and has credits on all UK terrestrial channels and numerous digital channels worldwide. As well as working extensively in commissioning & production, he has also been a successful Head of Development, heading up development departments for BBC Studios, ITV Studios, STV Productions and October Films amongst others.
In 2019 he launched his own production company – King of Sunshine – back in his hometown of Salford, a decision that was due in part due to his own desire for greater workplace flexibility. Sohail is passionate about improving diversity and access to opportunity in television and a strong advocate that implementing flexible working practices can be a crucial way to achieve this.
Sohail is a Non-Exec Director for Elstree Film and TV Studios and also part of the Advisory Board for the Edinburgh Film and Television Festival, as well as a committee member for the ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘The Network’ Talent Schemes.
Rose Hibbert – Senior Talent Manager, Studio Lambert
Before working in Talent, Rose worked her way up from runner to assistant producer in reality, entertainment and fact/ent programming. She worked in both Manchester and London, as well as on location all across Europe.
In 2016, Rose made the move into Talent Management. She currently recruits production talent for broadcast at Studio Lambert and is primarily based out of their Manchester offices.
Rose works flexibly, doing a four day week and is able to work from home when needed. She is a passionate advocate for job-sharing and flexible work and has recruited a number of successful job-share pairs.
Mandy Coalter – Founder of Talent Architects
Former Director of People at United Learning. Experienced Board Director. Listed in HR Magazine’s Top 10 Most Influential in HR 2018 and shortlisted for HR Director of the Year 2018. Team won CIPD HR Team of the Year (Public/Charity sector) 2016.
She is a graduate in Law, a fellow of the CIPD and is a trained executive coach (ILM7).
Lindsay Gormley – Film & Television Charity
Director of Marketing & communications and Fundraising