EXPERIENCED executive producer, Julia Bond, has been appointed the BBC’s first Children’s commissioning executive with specific responsibility for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Based in Glasgow, the role will be at the heart of the BBC Children’s commissioning team working with Kay Benbow, controller of CBeebies and Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC, with direct line management by Kay and is part of the BBC’s commitment to improve portrayal across the UK.
In the new role, Julia will be responsible for nurturing and developing relationships with the independent sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while also working collaboratively with the in-house production team in Scotland.
She will help identify potential commissions and make recommendations to the controllers of both CBBC and CBeebies and also deliver projects from pre-production to the finished product.
She will also be the key liaison between BBC ALBA and BBC Children’s.
Kay and Cheryl said: “We are delighted that a candidate of Julia’s calibre has secured this important role and we look forward to expanding the range of content from the nations.”
Julia has 19 years industry experience in Children’s production, working with BBC in-house and the indie sector across linear, interactive and games, and has extensive experience in cross platform ideas development and production for both CBBC and CBeebies.
In a BBC career spanning 15 years, Julia’s experience includes many productions for CBeebies and CBBC across linear and digital platforms, including Nina and the Neurons, Lifebabble and Teacup Travels.
Julia Bond says: “I’m passionate about children’s production and the creative industries.
“This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with the creative talent within the indie sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland, tell brilliant stories and engage children right across the UK with content that will stay with them all their lives.
“It’s a real privilege and I’m very much looking forward to taking up this new role.”
Julia, who has been executive producer for BBC Children’s since 2011, will take up her new role on March 1.
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