After leaving school I spent a year in Paris working for Henri and Martine Cartier-Bresson and on return went to work for the Toby Eady Literary Agency and the author and scientist Iain Douglas Hamilton. In 1986 I got my first job in TV working for Roger Graef, of Films of Record. I then spent two years at the Murray Pollinger Literary Agency. In 1990 Harry and I decided we would try and work together. We’re still here.
As CEO of Icon Films, I am responsible for the overall strategy of the company, personnel development and oversee marketing.
I am passionate about Bristol as a centre of creativity, commerce, innovation and cooperation – and am heavily involved with media organisations in the city. I was privileged to be Chair of Bristol Old Vic Trust from 2010 to 2013, and continue to sit on the board, and am a member of the Society of the Merchant Venturers and a Governor of the Merchants’ Academy, Withywood. Recently I have been named the new chair of Wildscreen’s board.
When I’m not at my desk at work I can usually be found in my kitchen, where I love to cook, dance and sing – some of those are skills greater than others.
EA to CEO: Bethany Watt