Shine TV appoints new leadership

Following MD Kelly Webb-Lamb's decision to step down, creative director Tanya Shaw becomes MD while head of programs Tim Whitwell becomes creative director for the Hunted producer.
December 1, 2015

Shine TV has promoted Tanya Shaw (pictured) and Tim Whitwell following MD Kelly Webb-Lamb‘s decision to step down in October.

Effective in the New Year, creative director Shaw will become MD, while head of programs Whitwell will become creative director.  Webb-Lamb is staying on until the end of the year to facilitate the transition before taking a break ahead of her next move.

Shaw joined the company as creative director in 2014 after working as commissioning editor for factual, features and formats at the BBC. While at Shine TV, she has overseen series such as All Change at Longleat for BBC1, The Force: Manchester for Sky1 and Council House Crackdown for BBC1.

Whitwell joined in 2012 from Optomen TV where he was an editor for documentaries and features. At Shine, he has been part of the development teams for The Island with Bear Grylls and Channel 4′s Hunted, which was recently greenlit for a second season.

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