Angela Ferreira appointed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador for Banijay UK

28 February, 2023

Newly created role will further develop inclusion strategies and practice across the UK group

The role will sit alongside Angela’s existing role of MD Douglas Road

Angela Ferreira is to become Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador for Banijay UK, a role which sits alongside, and be complimentary to, her current role of Managing Director at Douglas Road.

In this newly created role, Angela will work with key internal and external stakeholders including CEO Patrick Holland, BUK Director of HR and Operations, and UK label heads to further develop the group’s diversity and inclusion strategy and make sure that inclusion is the heart of everything the UK business does both on screen and off.

Working with external groups and initiatives across the industry which strive to progress the careers of underrepresented talent, Angela will ensure that Banijay UK is a leader and exemplar of best practice in the industry.

Angela is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion across the TV industry. A highly regarded programme maker, she was appointed Managing Director of Douglas Road in 2019. The company, set up by Sir Lenny Henry in 2014 has always put diversity first, producing shows such as My Name is Leon (BBC Two), Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle (BBC Four), Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers (BBC Four) and the upcoming drama Three Little Birds (ITV).

Bella Lambourne, Director of HR and Operations said;

“I’m delighted that Angela is taking on this ambassadorial role putting equity and inclusion at the heart of our creative decision making and championing Banijay UK as a home for all talent to do their best work”.

Angela Ferreira added;

“I’m so thrilled to take on this new role for Banijay who have made clear their commitment to broadening the range of people we employ and the stories we tell. This, combined with Douglas Road, is the perfect fit for me.”

During a career spanning over 20 years, Angela has worked across a broad spectrum of TV production; as a director, script editor, producer, executive producer and commissioner across arts, news, music, entertainment and live events.

Angela has held Commissioning Editor positions at Channel 4 and E4 in Daytime, Factual Entertainment and Youth & Music, and was previously Executive Producer in BBC Entertainment and Features.

She is Chair of the RTS Diversity Committee and on the NFTS TV Advisory Board.