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Jo Ball returns to Ricochet as MD

Jo Ball is leaving her BBC post as commissioning editor for features and formats to return to UK prodco Ricochet as managing director.
May 21, 2010

Jo Ball is leaving her BBC post as commissioning editor for features and formats to return to UK prodco Ricochet as managing director. Ball was originally an executive producer and subsequently a creative director at the Shed Media-owned prodco, working on programs such as Born to Be Different, Colin and Justin’s How Not to Decorate and It’s Me or the Dog. At BBC One and Two, she’s been working on such shows as Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow and Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best among others. Prior to joining the BBC, Ball had been a commissioning editor at Channel 4, working on programs such as Embarrassing Bodies and The F Word. ‘I’ve loved working for the BBC, my job has been incredibly diverse and interesting and the people I’ve worked with creative, intelligent and inspiring but the opportunity to run a company like Ricochet doesn’t come along very often and I just couldn’t turn it down,’ said Ball. ‘I’m excited and looking forward to getting stuck in to both development and production.’ She will be reporting to Ricochet CEO Nick Powell, who said, ‘I very much look forward to her driving the company forward creatively and building on Ricochet’s reputation for entertaining and intelligent programs.’

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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