Our people

Our vision is to be an inclusive, supportive and ethical company. We work with Creative Access, Mama Youth, the Grierson Trust and BBC Elevate to make our industry more diverse, and with the BAFTA Albert scheme to promote sustainability.

Richard started his TV career as a secretary, before directing his first network documentary aged 26. Prior to Dragonfly he was Executive Producer and Head of UK Factual for Raw TV. He’s won numerous awards including an RTS, a Real Screen award, and the Prix Italia: Best Drama, and has been nominated for both factual and fiction BAFTAs. He lives in North London with his two sons and a cat called Snowball.

Ali has been Dragonfly’s Head of Production since September 2018, working closely with Managing Director Richard Bond in ensuring the smooth running of the day-to-day business and  delivery of all of Dragonfly’s output, as well as overseeing all operational aspects of the London and Manchester offices.  Ali is committed to maintain high production values and nurturing and developing production talent and along with the senior management team strives to make Dragonfly a happy place to work.

Ros’ career started at the age of 18 when she hitched a lift on a military jet into the besieged city of Sarajevo, at the height of the Bosnian war. Since then, she’s been responsible for numerous documentaries and award-winning formatted series including Secret Millionaire (Channel 4) Undercover Boss (Channel 4) Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life (BBC 2) and Cops Like Us (BBC2). Away from work, she runs marathons.

Tom returned to Dragonfly in 2017 to originate and Executive Produce innovative new projects including forthcoming drama Then Barbara Met Alan (BBC/Netflix), true crime series Anni: The Honeymoon Murder (Discovery+) and specialist factual series What Makes a Murderer (Channel 4). Tom previously directed and developed series at Dragonfly, Eleven, BBC and Raw including One Born Every Minute (Channel 4), True Horror (Channel 4), The Missing (Channel 4) and Teens (Channel 4).

Peter is an Executive Producer at Dragonfly and has worked with us since 2017. He has been at the heart of the BAFTA award winning BBC One series Ambulance since series two.  

Peter was selected as a Broadcast Hotshot for 2019. Prior to this he has worked on hit documentary series including Hospital for BBC Two, 24 Hours in Police Custody and 24 Hours in A&E for Channel 4. 

Will joined Dragonfly in 2017 and works across its UK and global developments.  Prior to that he was a Series Producer and Development Executive at Pulse Films and spent more than a decade at the BBC, where he developed and directed a wide range of documentaries.

James joined Dragonfly in 2019 as Line Producer and is now Production Executive working across all of Dragonfly’s productions. He has worked on Ambulance (BBC1),  Paramedics Britain's Life Savers (C4) and Teen Mum Academy (E4).

Gayl joined Dragonfly in May 2019. She previously worked as a producer and series producer on documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. She’s now keen to help Dragonfly nurture new talent and the next generation of award-winning filmmakers.

Tom oversees legal and business affairs for the factual labels within the Banijay UK group, including Dragonfly. He has been working in the legal side of the TV industry since 2004, and has done time at the BBC, FremantleMedia, Hat Trick Productions and NBC Universal. His previous credits include Doctor Who, Britain’s Got Talent, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, Have I Got News For You, One Born Every Minute, Ambulance and many more.

Nina joined Dragonfly in 2018 and works closely with Tom Calvert across the factual labels within the Banijay Group. After 17 years in television as a celebrity producer, Nina decided to train as a production lawyer and completed the LPC in 2020. Her credits include Interior Design Masters (BBC), Sunday Brunch (Channel 4), Mel & Sue (ITV), Ambulance (BBC), and The Mash Report (BBC).  

Steven Birch Joined Dragonfly in November 2013 as a Finance Assistant. Prior to joining Dragonfly, he spent 6 years working in finance for Sainsbury’s head office.

Jess joined Dragonfly in 2021 to lead on developing popular factual programmes from our Manchester office, Dragonfly North. She began her career as a broadcast journalist, before moving into factual development with roles at BBC Studios and The Garden. In that time, she’s had several original commissions, including RTS-nominated Women at War: 100 Years of Service (BBC One), The Pregnant Dad (BBC Three) and Sex on the Couch (BBC Three).

Josh joined Dragonfly in 2020 to work across the documentary and specialist factual slates from our London office. He’s worked across development and production on shows like Wonders of the Moon (BBC One), Cat Watch and RTS-nominated The Planets (BBC Two). Since, he has originated and developed films and series to commission for ABC, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Science Channel and National Geographic Channel.

Chibuikem (Chike) joined Dragonfly in 2018 on an internship placement with Creative Access. Following this he was offered a full place in the Dragonfly team as a Development Researcher. Since making the move from Development to Production in 2019, he has worked on a number of our programmes including Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life (BBC2), Ambulance (BBC1) and Anni (Discovery+). Chike was chosen as One of TV’s “30 Ones to Watch” of 2021.

A zany character, (the clue's in the name). Zain joined Dragonfly in 2022 as a Shooting Assistant Producer and has been a part of the BAFTA award winning BBC One show Ambulance since series seven. He has worked on several factual and reality programmes including Geordie Hospital (Channel 4) and Snowflake Mountain (Netflix). Zain’s passionate about representation, diversity… and tennis!

Molly joined Dragonfly in 2019 through Mama Youth Project as Development intern and is now integrated within the team as Development AP. Molly has worked on programmes like Teen Mum Academy (E4), Anni (Discovery+), Ambulance (BBC1), Surgeons: At The Edge of Life (BBC2) as well as a handful of funded developments.

Taylor is a Development Assistant Producer who initially joined Dragonfly in 2019 as a Creative Access intern. She has worked on the development and production for BBC3's Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power documentary.  

Louisa joined Dragonfly in 2018 as Production Manager in Development. Over the years she has gone onto PM many different productions, such as Cops Like Us, Leigh-Anne: Race Pop and Power, Bear Grylls Wild Adventure and most recently Series 4 of Surgeons: At the Edge of Life for BBC2. 

Emma joined the Dragonfly team in 2019, to work on What Makes A Murderer (E4). Since then, she has gone on to PM productions such as Patrick Kielty: 100 years Of Union (BBC1) and most recently Teen Mum Academy (E4). 

Starting Dragonfly as a Senior Coordinator in 2019 and now a Junior Production Manager, Alicia has worked across multiple series of Ambulance and Surgeons: At The Edge of Life, as well as helping set up other productions in the early stages.

Taking part in consulting and panel work with ThinkBigger, PACT, ITV, RTS and BECTU - she is continuing to advocate for better mental health in the industry. In 2021, Alicia won TBI's Content Innovation Rising Star Award.

Vickie joined the team in November 2021 as Office Manager after working for the NHS for five years as Training and Development Officer. Vickie wanted to apply her skills to a new and exciting industry and has loved working at Dragonfly with all the team so far.