The Nations and Regions team is based in Channel 4’s Glasgow office.
Our role is to maximise impact and opportunity for independent productions companies based in the Nations & Regions, producing content for the Channel 4 portfolio.
Our department also leads on creative stakeholder engagement outside London, including liaison with devolved government and creative agencies.
Through our relationships with key creative partners, such as BAFTA, RTS and Sheffield DocFest, we continue to support new and emergent talent.
We manage a programme of monthly supplier briefings around the UK, alongside numerous bespoke development sessions, with individual commissioning editors and departments.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Ian MacKenzie, Nations & Regions Manager
Direct Line: 0141 568 7104
Ian MacKenzie is the Nations & Regions Manager for Channel 4. Reporting to Ralph Lee, Deputy CCO of Channel 4, Ian leads team strategy for creative development, engagement and briefing of independent production companies across the Nations & Regions of the UK, helping the channel deliver against its quotas and creative ambitions for programme supply from outside of London. Ian also leads on stakeholder engagement for Channel 4 in his portfolio, representing Channel 4 in both Government and creative stakeholder engagement, working closely with Channel 4 Corporate Affairs. Ian also represents Channel 4 on the Nations & Regions Media Conference Committee, and BAFTA Scotland Committee, and was appointed chair of BAFTA Scotland in 2016.
Deborah Dunnett, Nations and Regions Executive
Direct Line: 0141 568 7105
Deborah joined the Nations and Regions team at the end of 2016 from Scottish indie Raise the Roof, where she spent six years variously as their Head of Development, Series Producer, and more recently Executive Producer of Love It Or List It and Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas for Channel 4, and Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman for BBC. Prior to this, Deborah also worked extensively across Factual Entertainment and Documentary across all the main PSB channels. Deborah’s main role, which is Pan-UK, is to work closely with the Indies we support via the Alpha Fund and through structured briefings and bespoke development.
Heather McCorriston, Nations & Regions Coordinator
Direct Line: 0141 568 7111
Heather is the Nations & Regions department team coordinator. As well as managing the Glasgow office and assisting the team with diary management and travel arrangements, she also works to curate all Diversity of Supply events. These events take place across the Nations and Regions of the UK – including Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol & Cardiff - on a regular basis, providing an opportunity for our commissioners to meet with producers to build creative relationships and generate content for Channel 4 outside of London.
Melissa McCreath, Nations & Regions Apprentice
Direct Line: 0141 568 7106
Melissa joined the Nations & Regions team in November 2016 as part of Channel 4’s 10 strong Apprenticeship programme for 2016/2017. Melissa will manage and maintain the department’s regional supplier database and regional production guides . Melissa will also be working to support the delivery of our regional briefing calendar and all other regional events whilst studying for a qualification in Creative and Digital Media with Creative Pioneers in London.
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