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Our Team

A team of specialist industry advisors to collectively advise on a wide range topics within the media industry and beyond.

Read more about our Team, Board of Directors and Specialist Advisors.

Dr Richard Arning

Dr. Richard Arning – Chairman

  • Current –  VP Business Development of SES Satellite Leasing, the entrepreneurial arm of SES
  • Previous – Co-founded two startups. Worked for Airbus in Technology, software and systems engineering and M&A advisory
  • Board member of MICTA and NorthInvest
  • Doctorate degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University RWTH Aachen in Germany

David Beynon – Director

  • Current – Director at Greenlight TV
  • Producer and Director with 25 years of experience in motorsport production
  • Live direction includes the FIA GT1 World Championship with up to 26 track cameras, 20 on-board cameras, effects cameras and helicopter cameras
  • Over 1000 hours live directing of motorsport
David Beynon
Peter Duke

Peter Duke – Director

  • Current – Founder Director at Duke Marketing Ltd, one of the world’s first special interest video publishers and number 1 market position worldwide for over 30 years
  • Thousands of programmes distributed about all forms of powersport to home video and broadcast clients, Duke sells over 1500 programmes as downloads and distributes over 50 via Apple and other third party digital outlets.
  • In 1985, Duke commissioned the first professional coverage of the TT Races to be distributed internationally and immediately after the races (TV and video).
  • Member of IOMG Broadcast Study, 1994
  • member of the TT stakeholder group
  • owner and operator of www.iomtt.com , the official TT website (2.1 million users)

Michael Wilson – CEO

  • Current  – Chief Executive Officer, Isle of Media
  • Previous – Managing Director of Northern Ireland ITV region, UTV. Managing Director – UTV Ireland. Managing Director – UTV Interactive. Head of Newsgathering – Five News. Managing Editor – Sky News Ireland. Senior News Editor – Sky News
  • 30 years of international programme commissioning, executive producer and editor in chief experience
  • Former Chair of Royal Television Society in Northern Ireland, founder member of Irish Film and Television Academy
David Beynon

Our Special Advisors

Dr Frank Hoffman

  • Current – Chief Strategy Officer,  MX1
  • Previous -Service operations experience from PREMIERE, Sky Germany, as Director Consumer Electronics, Managing Director of its Test Solution Centre and Head of Technology Operations
  •  Graduate of the Chair of Services Management of the Ingolstadt School of Management
Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly

  • Current – Managing Director at Dixcart, since 1997
  • Previous – training and qualification with PricewaterhouseCoopers


Catriona Logan

  • Current -Director of Celtic Media Festival
  • Previous – worked extensively in broadcasting, mainly focusing on sports production and international delivery


 Catriona Logan
Simon Nicholas

Simon Nicholas

  • Current – audit and advisory Director of KPMG LLC, Isle of Man
  • Previous – As well as his audit portfolio, Simon has extensive M&A experience
  • Chairmain of Bridge, an Isle of Man start up accelerator connecting entrepreneurs with investors, incubators, mentors

Mark Rowland

  • Current – Co-founder of Crowdfund TV, a new financing solution for the international TV industry, Chair of C21 Media, leading digital publisher providing the international TV and Digital market with news, data and analysis, and CEO of Formatzone, a TV production and distribution company
  • Previous – Executive Producer of the hit series, Supernanny USA for ABC, founding Managing Director of Mentorn International which produced and distributed the hit TV show, event and toy brand ‘Robot Wars’ to over 50 countries
Mark Rowland
Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp

  • 1992- 2017 – Chief Programming Officer & General Manager of AMC Networks International Enterprises Ltd, international cable and satellite broadcaster


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