I founded The Hawk Media Partnership to meet the needs of broadcast and media companies looking for a one stop shop in technical consultancy.
Broadcast & media is undergoing extraordinary change. Conventional linear TV is giving way to radical new models of media delivery. New players like Netflix, Amazon and Apple are pumping millions into production and rights acquisition. DAZN is on the warpath. Will BBC Match of the Day, which began in 1964, still have an audience in 2024?
These monumental changes, coupled with intense competition for eyeballs, mean that broadcasters and their suppliers need to be able to deliver media to consumers better than ever before – faultlessly, seamlessly and efficiently.
As Managing Director, I spend my time helping companies and teams perform at their best. I work with leading broadcast and media companies, helping them solve business and technical challenges. I’m also an auditor for the World Teleport Association, which involves assessing, certifying and advising satellite teleports on best practice. In addition, I provide technical advice covering due diligence, acquisitions and consolidation of broadcast and media companies.
Previously, I led engineering and operations teams at director-level positions for over 20 years. At Arqiva, I ran the teams providing all broadcast services across the UK, including terrestrial TV and radio, as well as satellite and OTT services. In my earlier career, I enjoyed working in various engineering positions at the European Space Agency, Airbus, Vega Telespazio and WorldSpace.
I’m a chartered engineer with a degree in engineering from Aberdeen University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.