Studio Ramsay has appointed Lion Television’s former creative director Lisa Edwards as its chief creative officer.
She will oversee current slate of Gordon Ramsay’s London-based studio, and will help to expand the business alongside Elvia Van Es Oliva, EVP and head of current programming, and Helen Cooke, head of popular factual. Edwards will take up her new position in February.
Studio Ramsay currently has several series in production for a variety of international broadcasters, including Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted for National Geographic and Born Famous for Channel 4.
Prior to joining Studio Ramsay, Edwards spent more than two years at Lion Television where she led a team that secured such commissions as BBC1′s The Truth About…; BBC2′s We Are British Jews; and The Secret Life of the Holiday Resort, The World’s Most Luxurious Airline, 19, 20 & 21 Kids and Counting, all for Channel 4.
Previously, Edwards held posts at Twenty Twenty Television, where she served as director of programs; BBC factual, features, and formats as commissioning editor; and as a commissioning editor for Channel 4, where she oversaw such titles as Property Ladder and How to Look Good Naked.
“Lisa’s impressive background as both a program-maker and commissioner on factual, features and formats, makes her the perfect fit for Studio Ramsay,” noted Studio Ramsay CEO Gordon Ramsay in a statement. “Her experience in winning and overseeing new series across a range of broadcasters will be invaluable. I look forward to welcoming her to the team in what is already shaping up to be an exciting year for the company.”