• David Granger

    David Granger

    Creative Director

    David runs Monkey’s television productions with overall responsibility for the execution of all Monkey programs. Before co-founding Monkey, he was Head of Television at Ginger and worked on many of their most successful programs, including TFI Friday.

  • Will Macdonald

    Will Macdonald

    Creative Director

    Will takes the lead in generating ideas for Monkey and oversees the creative side of the company. Before co-founding Monkey in 2000, Will worked at Ginger, where he co-wrote and/or produced Emmy, Bafta and Comedy Award-winning shows such as Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, TFI Friday and The Priory.

  • Helen Kruger Bratt

    Helen Kruger Bratt

    Managing Director

    Helen joined Monkey from Lime Pictures, where she served as Head of Production for three years encompassing Lime Unscripted, Wise Owl films and Lion Television. During her time, Helen helped grow the business and slate of entertainment, reality, documentary and popular factual commissions for major broadcasters and platforms. Titles she oversaw include the long-running hit series The Only Way is Essex for ITVBe, E4’s Celebs Go Dating and MTV’s Geordie Shore.

  • Heidi Birkett

    Heidi Birkett

    Head of On-Screen Talent

    As the Head of Talent at Monkey, Heidi is responsible for all productions and development for on-screen talent. From A-List stars to Elves with a few Made in Chelsea bods in-between, if they are in front of the camera for Monkey, Heidi is their first point of call.

  • Andy Charles Smith

    Andy Charles Smith

    Andy joined Monkey having produced shows for a number of leading indies and broadcasters. With a background in live and studio entertainment, his credits include classic entertainment formats such as Surprise Surprise and Tonight At The London Palladium as well as several successful first series across genres from Naked Attraction and Alan Carr’s New Year’s Specstacular to Animal Rescue Live and What Would Your Kid Do?

  • Emily Rai

    Emily Rai

    Head of Production

    Emily has worked at Monkey as a Line Producer and a Production Executive. Now fulfilling the role of Head of Production Emily works across the development and production slate to ensure that we work efficiently to deliver high quality content. Prior to joining Monkey, Emily worked across genre on lots of shows including The Island with Bear Grylls, The Grand Tour and Masterchef.

  • Hannah Peddar

    Hannah Peddar

    Production Executive

    Hannah joined Monkey as Production Executive in 2020 and oversees a number of shows across their production slate.
    Previously, she was a Line Producer in predominantly comedy and entertainment, working on programmes including ‘Have I got News for You’, ‘The Ranganation’ and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man amongst others.

  • Abby Woolf

    Abby Woolf

    Head of Development

    With over 15 years experience in comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment development and production, Abby's career includes stints at BBC Studios, Endemol Shine Group (now Banijay) and ITV Studios. Abby prides herself on her brilliant relationships with talent, agents, producers and commissioners, and loves developing ideas from page to screen, especially with emerging talent. Her previous credits include BBC and Netflix reality competition series Glow Up and the reboot of MTV’s Cribs.

  • Sarah-Jane Facer

    Sarah-Jane Facer

    Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs

    SJ is the Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and looks after all of Monkey’s developments and productions including overseeing production legal, compliance, business and commercial affairs. SJ joined Monkey in 2017 having previously worked at both FremantleMedia on entertainment shows such as The X Factor and The Apprentice and on scripted drama programmes including Life On Mars, Spooks and Clocking Off at the law firm Lee & Thompson.

  • Lavinia Roye

    Lavinia Roye

    Production Accountant

    Lavinia started out as a Production Accountant at ITV, working in the Entertainment Department on shows such as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Parkinson & Brainiac. She then went on to work at award winning indies Darlow Smithson Productions (I Shouldn’t Be Alive) & Raw TV (Gold Rush), as the Senior Production Accountant, before coming to Monkey.

  • Maaria Irtizaali

    Maaria Irtizaali

    Production Accountant

    Having worked as a freelancer in the world of scripted drama for a number of years, Maaria joined Monkey as a Production Accountant in 2015. She has worked over a variety of shows including the Real Housewives of Cheshire.

  • Natasha Bardusco

    Natasha Bardusco

    Executive Producer - Real Housewives of Cheshire

    Natasha is the Executive Producer of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, joining the show in 2018 at Monkey’s Manchester office. Prior to this Natasha produced large scale reality and structured reality shows with credits including Big Brother, Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model, TOWIE and The Circle.