Staff

Ruth Griffiths

- Chief Executive -
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Ruth worked in broadcasting for more than 25 years, notably building the BBC’s subtitling, Sign Language interpretation and audio description services. After leaving Red Bee Media in 2006, Ruth worked on research and consultancy projects, in both the access and translation arenas, before joining BSLBT in 2009.


Maggie Swinfen

- Head of Commissioning -
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Prior to working at BSLBT, Maggie worked as a production manager and line producer in film and television for over 20 years, starting her career in pop videos with UB40.

She has worked across a wide range of genres in both feature films and television and she brings skills in drama and factual programmes to this job. She has also run two small indie production companies - Bluff Ltd and Squeeze Productions.


Caroline Fearon

- Administration and Finance Manager -
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Caroline worked at Kimberly Clark, a global US based paper-based consumer products company in a variety of IT roles, which included programming, analysis, support and consultancy, for almost 30 years.

From 2016-2017, she worked part time for Sense as the Sense Usher Service Administrator. She now works full time at BSLBT.


Sam Calder-Bray

- Programme Manager -
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Sam started his career in media as a Researcher at a Deaf production company Remark! back in 2010. He has worked on the BBC2 series See Hear as well as working as Production Manager at Remark! Media where he worked on 53 programmes in one year, including the CBeebies series of Magic Hands and the CBBC documentary My Life. He then moved to Channel 4 to work in Commercial Affairs overseeing commissioning across seven genres.

At BSLBT, he provides production management support across the commissioning, production and delivery of both television and online content for the BSLBT.


Jen Dodds

- Digital Editor -
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Jen has been working in the Deaf community for over 25 years. She has filled several roles within different organisations, including writing, editing, teaching and research. A qualified BSL/English interpreter and translator, Jen also co-runs Team HaDo Ltd.

Her responsibilities at BSLBT include our website and social media content, publicity and all things digital.


Max Barber

- Digital Editorial Assistant -
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Max has eclectic interests, graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy and English Literature, then working as an advisor for Deaf people, a linguistics research assistant, and as a writer... all before joining BSLBT to assist with our digital content.

He is a brand-new face in the media industry, and is always up for a challenge!


Roxana Mohammed

- Team Administrator -
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Roxana worked for the BBC for 12 years as a contract advisor. There, she worked across different departments, including TV drama, entertainment and CBBC. She has also worked for Lloyds Banking Group as a fleet operations advisor, dealing with financial and accounting systems; she also organised and prepared BSL Awareness training for the staff.

Roxana is also a consumer panel member of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, taking part in research ranging from mystery shopping supermarkets to testing products and assessing different types of public transport.


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