Andrew Canter, Global Chief Executive Officer
He is responsible for spearheading the development and launching BCMA Chapters and forming Affiliate Partnerships across the world. He has been instrumental in developing the BCMA’s proprietary contentmonitor evaluation system which has been widely used by the industry.
He also the Chief Content Officer (CCO) at Global Living Brands (GLB), and is responsible for selecting and developing suitable projects for the GLB Media Investment Fund, financing movies, TV formats and Digital content.
Alison Knight, Founder/Global Ambassador
Alison has two decades of international experience connecting people, industries and disciplines. She has worked extensively on partnerships for film, live events, good causes and art projects. She is a keen advocate for change and founded the BCMA in 2003.
Giles Crown, Legal Counsel
Giles specialises in risk management, litigation and dispute resolution work involving IP, media, regulatory and contractual matters. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has Higher Courts Rights of Audience. Giles is also Head of Media, Brands, Technology at Lewis Silkin.
Ian Graham, Treasurer
Ian has experience of looking after clients ranging in size from AIM and Plus listed groups to start ups and sole traders. As well as audit, tax and accounts, Ian regularly advises on other ad-hoc business issues such as financial due diligence, valuations and employee incentives.
Global Advisors Greg Turzynski, Global Advisor
Greg started work at Young & Rubicam in London, to which his roles included Broadcast Director and Executive Media Director. It was in these positions that Greg, over the space of 10 years ran the UIP and Dreamworks media accounts including the launch of Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Toy Story. He moved on to become Managing Partner and eventually MD of Optimedia and MD of the merged ZenithOptimedia, a company with approximately £630m of media billings. Greg was also part of the team that achieved Investors in People for Optimedia and launched “The ROI Agency” proposition for ZenithOptimedia. Greg has been on the IPA Training and Development Committee and the IPA Client Service Committee and presents at a wide range of industry events. Greg is CEO of strategic branded content agency, Global Living Brands.
Rupert Simonds Gooding, Global Advisor
Rupert is a highly respected, experienced and successful Creative Services Director. A leader of project management, design, studio, integrated production and art buying departments including the management of both resource and P&L across these departments. He is a collaborative senior manager who excels at getting the best out of colleagues and building tight knit teams. A ‘hands on’ project manager of the highest order whenever needed. Specialist in the design and implementation of bespoke processes with an ongoing improvement plan being an important part. Respected by colleagues, across all disciplines, and at all levels. Passionate about the creative product whilst also recognising the importance of finance and scheduling. Skilled in budgetary control and always thinking beyond the immediate. Experienced in content creation and integrated production on both a local and global scale. Equally capable in client and agency environments and an excellent communicator.
Always calm under pressure whatever the environment.
Nikki Grass, Global Advisor
Nikki Grass is the Group Marketing Director at Endemol Sine Group, the world’s largest production company. She is an experienced marketing professional uniquely placed at the confluence of brands, content and entertainment. Previously, Nikki has worked at Disney, Channel 5 and other indies – supporting commercial, production, digital and distribution functions. She began her career in Top 10 ad agencies where she was classically trained in brand strategy, winning a gold Account Planning award. Her passion is building 360º brands and is most energised bringing teams together with a clear vision, to deliver campaigns that engage and activate audiences. This includes monetising IP across platforms. Nikki works effectively in matrix organisations nurturing collaborative and trusted key stake holder relations and I’m excellent at ‘making stuff happen’.