The Network Committee is responsible for the editorial direction of The Network, from developing session ideas to overseeing final production, and selecting the scheme's delegates. The members of the committee are individuals who have extensive knowledge of the industry and are passionate about the future of the media.

Committee Chair
Tamara Howe
Controller, Business, Entertainment & Comedy, BBC Television

Tamara began her career in television some thirty years ago, cutting her teeth on the multi-cultural magazine programme, The Bandung File. Five years later she moved to LWT where she spent a further thirteen years in the commercial sector.

During her time at LWT she moved through the ranks of production management and was a founding member of the Cultural Diversity Network, working closely with the other key Broadcasters to improve representation both on and off screen.

In 2003 she joined BBC Current Affairs as Head of Production & Finance and in 2006 joined BBC Children's as their Head of Operations where she led on the move to Salford.

During her time in Children’s she was promoted to COO and asked to deputise for the Director of Children’s, both roles gave her an overview and responsibility for all elements of the business both as producer and broadcaster.

Tamara has worked for BBC Vision Productions as the Controller of Vision Production Operations. She is currently Controller of Business for Comedy & Entertainment, working across BBC Vision.

Tamara sits on the London Council for the Prince's Trust is Chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes and is a Governor at Ravensbourne College.

Jonathan Almond
Channel Manager
Fresh One
Alex Ayling
YouTube Channel Manager
BBC Worldwide
Kate Barnes
Kate Barnes
Head Of Drama Acquisitions And Co-Productions
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Dominic Bird
Dominic Bird
Head of Formats
Channel 4
Helena Hewett
Artist Liaison Officer
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Catherine Lynch
Head of Development
Fintan Maguire
Executive Producer
Crackit Productions
Vivienne Molokwu
Senior Producer
Daniell Morrisey
Head of Talent
BBC Comedy
Ben Tattersall Smith
Ben Tattersall Smith
Social Media Manager
Sarah Thornton
VP, Production & Development, Factual Entertainment
Discovery Networks International
Newton Velji
Head of Development
Cheryl Woodcock
Entertainment Talent Manager