Meet the Team

Caroline Murphy, the Head of the Indie Growth Fund, and her team want to hear from companies with the tenacity, desire and vision to grow and take their business on to the next level.

Find out more about the team below. To get in touch with the Indie Growth Fund team, email growthfund@channel4.co.uk

Caroline Murphy Head of Growth Fund

Caroline Murphy Head of Growth Fund

Caroline joined Channel 4 as Head of the Indie Growth Fund in 2019.

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in the media industry in a variety of senior strategy and business development roles. These include Senior Adviser in the BBC’s corporate strategy team and SVP of Commercial Development at BBC Studios where she was responsible for developing and rolling out the BBC’s international channels business.

Her most recent job before joining Channel 4, was Global Director of Strategy and M&A at Fremantle Media where she was responsible for a significant number of investments in Indies and digital content companies.

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Caroline Percy Senior Portfolio Manager

Caroline Percy Senior Portfolio Manager

Caroline Percy recently joined Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund as Senior Portfolio Manager.  Her remit is to use the C4 Indie Growth Fund’s £20million to invest in stakes of companies with a focus on companies based in the Nations and Regions, Digital companies as well as companies set up with BAME, Female and LGBTQI+ leadership teams.

Caroline recently worked at Ingenious Media, investing in programmes such as Marcella, Whitehouse Farm and Clangers.  Over her 20+ year career, she has worked at leading Distribution companies, BBC Worldwide, Zodiak and DRG.  She has helped finance BBC productions such as Strictly, Top Gear  as well as Drama and Entertainment programmes. 

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Hugo Heppell Senior Portfolio Manager

Hugo Heppell Senior Portfolio Manager

Hugo was previously at Screen Yorkshire where he ran the content funds for 16 years, investing in over 80 film and TV projects, including iconic Film4 and Channel 4 productions such as This is England, Red Riding Trilogy, Kill List, Tyrannosaur, ’71 and more recently Ackley Bridge and National Treasure. He was responsible for the £15m Yorkshire Content Fund which launched in 2012 with Peaky Blinders and most recently invested in Yardie, Official Secrets and the forthcoming The Duke. Close Profile for Hugo Heppell

Rhianne Deans Team Coordinator

Rhianne Deans Team Coordinator

Rhianne has experience of working in feature films (as a Production Secretary) and TV (as a Coordinator). Most recently she briefly worked on shows such as Cobra and All Creatures Great and Small. Having spent a lot of time carving out her education and attaining a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours , she hopes to build and grow with the Growth Fund. Close Profile for Rhianne Deans