David Williams (pictured), former BBC Entertainment North creative director, has been appointed to the newly created role of creative director for non-scripted at London-based indie Keshet UK.
In his new role, Williams will be responsible for building out Keshet’s presence in the non-scripted field when he joins the shingle in July. The firm’s unscripted slate currently includes such series as ITVBe’s workplace dating series When Do You Get Off?.
During his four-year stint at BBC Entertainment North, Williams lead the development of a raft of original entertainment and fact-ent projects across existing channels at the Beeb, including Call the Council and Junior Paramedics, as well as overseeing such returning series as Dragons’ Den.
Prior to this, Williams served as entertainment commissioning editor at UK pubcaster Channel 4, where he commissioned Made in Chelsea. A founding member of the Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother teams, Williams would later be charged with responsibility over the entire franchise on behalf of Channel 4.
“I have followed David’s career for a long time and am delighted to have prized him away from the BBC,” said Sammy Nourmand, MD of Keshet UK, in a statement. “His arrival further demonstrates Keshet’s ongoing willingness to invest in the UK and work with the best British talent.”