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Neil Ross-Russell

BBC Worldwide

Managing Director Children’s and Licensing

Neil is responsible for UK and International exploitation of licensed product across BBC Worldwide’s portfolio of brands, which range from pre-school to adult and include some of the most popular and best loved characters in the world such as, In the Night Garden, Teletubbies, Doctor Who, Top Gear and Planet Earth. Previously, Neil was most recently Business Development Director for Sparrowhawk Media Group (NBC Universal). One of his key achievements there was the creation of the ground-breaking digital independent children’s channel KidsCo, a three-way joint venture between Sparrowhawk, Dic Entertainment and Nelvana. Prior to Sparrowhawk, Neil was a Strategy Consultant with LEK Consulting and Head of Marketing for Kiss FM (Emap Radio). He has an MBA from the London Business School.