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CEO, Doc Society


Board member of Marie Stopes International and Kickstarter. Chief Executive of Doc Society (formerly BRITDOC)

Doc Society gives funding and support to Oscar nominated documentaries such as CITIZENFOUR, Virunga, Whose Streets, Hooligan Sparrow, The Square and The Look of Silence. Doc Society is well known for backing films with a social change potential and training filmmakers and Impact Producers to devise and deliver engagement campaigns ( In partnership with the Ford Foundation and The Sundance Institute, Doc Society created and runs The Good Pitch which partners films with NGOs, foundations and brands. Events take place around the world - India, Colombia, Indonesia, Argentina, Australia, Kenya and across the US and Europe. Next stop Amsterdam and Detroit.

Regional Focus

Oceania, Central and Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Central America, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa