Former Channel 4 executive Lizi Wootton has been named popular head of factual at Glasgow-based production outfit Two Rivers Media, effective immediately.
In her new posting, Wootton will specialize in creating formats, features and daytime television.
Wootton most recently served as acting head of Channel 4 features and senior commissioning editor of features, where she was in charge of ordering and overseeing such acclaimed series as Escape to the Chateau, Jamie Oliver’s Superfoods, My Family and the Galapagos, What Britain Bought and Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages.
Prior to joining Channel 4 in 2013, Wootton’s production credits have included C4′s Secret Eaters and Mary’s Bottom Line; BBC3′s Don’t Blame the Dog and Blood, Sweat and Luxuries; and ITV2′s What Katie Did Next.
Wootton now joins Two Rivers’ senior creatives Mick McAvoy, head of factual, Mirella Breda, head of entertainment, and Lucy Bacon, who was recently appointed as director of unscripted development, heading a development team working across a full range of factual.
“Since our launch in January, we have made significant progress in our aim to build a world-class creative team. Support from our backers — Kew Media, Noble Grossart and the Channel 4 Growth Fund — has enabled us to fast-track our growth and recruit the very best talent,” said Alan Clements, CEO of Two Rivers, in a statement. “This is our fourth hire to our senior team, with one more in the pipeline. Lizi is known for creating, producing and delivering high-rating repeatable, returnable brands, including being the force behind some of Channel 4′s biggest features hits.”