Cheryl Campbell is tve‘s executive director. She is a former senior reporter with UK breakfast television channel TV-am and has spent more than 20 years working for UK charities focusing on the environment and development. Cheryl trained as a journalist on the Lancashire Evening Post newspaper in Preston, Lancashire, and then worked for BBC Radio as a reporter and newsreader before moving to UK regional television. Cheryl spent four years as a senior reporter and newsreader for TV-am before moving to one of the UK’s leading aid agencies, Christian Aid. As head of public communications and then head of the broadcasting, digital and publishing division, Cheryl played a significant role in developing Christian Aid’s innovative approach to communicating development to mainstream audiences, putting the developing world on UK television against prevailing trends. In 2003 Cheryl moved to tve where she leads the charity’s output and works with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategy. Cheryl read Classics and Egyptology at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Joanne Wheatley is tve’s director of finance. She is a skilled finance professional with more than 20 years’ experience gained in a variety of roles from business to group level. Joanne started her finance career in local government before briefly moving into practice and then progressing into industry to complete her accounting qualifications. Joanne held traditional finance roles in a number of medium to large food manufacturing and distribution organisations. In 2005 Joanne moved to London where she started working in the oil industry. For almost 10 years, Joanne supported the tax function at BP where she was involved in large scale transformation projects, implementing new policies, procedures, and systems across the global business. In 2015 Joanne set up her own company to provide finance support to small educational, environmental charities. Joanne joined tve in 2016 and works closely with the executive director and Board of Trustees to ensure tve meets its financial and statutory obligations and operates in accordance with its charitable remit.
Anshul Ojha is tve’s coordinator in South Asia, and is based in New Delhi. Anshul has been instrumental for the past 10 years in the running of tve South Asia, where he has designed, raised funds for and led on innovative programmes including Films for Change. In his current role, Anshul, along with his team, aims to put global stories into a local, national and regional context, implements projects and seeks to inspire change through focusing on stories of environmental action. Anshul and his team collaborate with many grassroots organisations in India on a range of programme outputs – from livelihoods to sustainability. Anshul is a committed filmmaker, focusing largely on the stories from the most remote corners of South Asia and of the most marginalised people. He is also an entrepreneur, co-founding ventures in handicrafts, retail and film production, and is passionate about natural farming and greening the earth. He runs an organic farm deep in the Thar desert, India. Anshul’s educational background is in journalism and mass communications and international law and diplomacy.
Ashutosh Pande works with Anshul Ojha, tve’s co-ordinator in South Asia, and is based in New Delhi. Ashutosh is a communication and research professional with several years’ experience working in the development sector. He started working as a journalist and photographer, gradually moving into films and digital media. His core skills include strategy, branding and camera. He has a Masters degree in media studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is also a literature enthusiast.
Matilda Mitchell is a freelance film-producer. She originally worked for tve in 1995, after graduating from Kings College, Cambridge, with a degree in Classics. Matilda left tve in 1997 to pursue a career in television documentary production. After working on a number of landmark series for broadcasters including Channel 4, the BBC and CNN, Matilda became a freelance film producer for tve in 2009. Since then Matilda has been commissioned by tve to produce more than 100 bespoke films for clients, including MTV, Ashden, CDKN, Astra Zeneca and UNEP. Matilda works on a remote basis with tve partners and crews all over the world, frequently to very tight deadlines. She has also project-managed international film competitions including tvebiomovies, which she established and ran for five years. Matilda has also overseen the production of educational resources for the London Grid for Learning.
Nick Rance is tve‘s head of programmes and partnerships. He works across fundraising, project management and content commissioning, with a wide-ranging brief, including: developing and running international multimedia projects; delivering broadcast documentary commissions and short films; overseeing production of client and agency films and educational content. Nick joined tve in the 1990s when his first job was to produce tve’s extensive programming catalogue. Since then he has managed numerous tve productions and projects. Nick has overseen the production of almost 50 half-hour documentaries in the Earth Report and Earth Reporters series; co-managed tve’s biggest multimedia project generating broadcast and online content around the Rio+20 meeting; delivered a five-part series and bluechip documentaries for global broadcast by Al Jazeera; short documentaries for the Guardian online; and a great many creative, multi-platform short films for online viewing.
Nick Turner is tve’s manager of digital projects. He looks after the tve websites and social media outreach and also manages the tvebiomovies competition. Nick has worked on a number of multi-media pan-Europe consortium projects at tve. He also deals with distribution for tve‘s back catalogue of more than 30 years’ worth of films, working to make many of those films available for free online viewing. Nick spent 10 years working around the world, has run his own T-shirt company and web company and has an MA in Educational Technology. In his spare time, Nick develops the soil life on his organic allotment, grows heritage crops, and is involved in permaculture and community gardening. He is developing a series of online courses to spread knowledge of soil and plant propagation. Nick’s commitment to sustainability means he grows and prepares his own vegan food, eschews flying where possible…and lives without the aid of a razor.
Rollo Gordon is tve’s awards fundraiser and co-ordinator. He joined the tve team in 2015 as a volunteer and was quickly made a tve staff member. Rollo grew up in the north east of Scotland, just outside Aberdeenshire. He attended Milton Abbey School in Dorset, left in 2012 and went straight to university. In 2015 Rollo graduated from Regents University in London, where he was studying screenwriting and producing. Rollo has always had a passion for film and television and hopes to become a film and tv producer. He has worked on several short films, one of which was his own project that he wrote, directed and produced. Another passion for Rollo is fashion. One of Rollo’s favourite fashion quotes from Ralph Lauren is: “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” That is a sentiment equally true of Rollo’s commitment to the goals of tve.
Sarah Stewart leads on communications for tve. Sarah has many years’ experience in media, public relations, editorial and branding. Working for one of Britain’s largest aid agencies, Christian Aid, Sarah led a team of journalists and ran national and international campaigning and news stories. As head of media, she oversaw the breaking of major news stories on the BBC, ITN and other media and wrote and produced in-depth investigative reports as well as articles. Sarah has worked in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, covering stories of grassroots innovation and human rights and international politics. As a freelance in branding and communications for a range of aid and human rights agencies, she understands the power of film and is delighted to lead on tve’s communications. Sarah is currently also studying history at the division of continuing education at Harvard.
Stefen Sandell is tve’s researcher and communications officer. He supports tve’s film project research, development and fundraising activities and assists in writing reports and website content, preparing publications and fostering wider social media engagement. He is a key point of contact for tve’s Board of Trustees and is responsible for general office management and for supporting the work of the executive director. Before joining tve, Stefen gained experience as an intern in sustainability and renewable energy consultancies in London and in 2015 helped the fashion label Alexander McQueen to prepare its annual environmental report. In 2016 Stefen worked for four months as a translator into English and Portuguese with a wind turbine maintenance company in Seville. Stefen has a BA in International Studies, an MSc in Environmental Technology and has lived in seven countries. He is a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language, speaks French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and has recently begun studying German.