• 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.

  • Samantha Lawrence

    Samantha Lawrence

    Managing Director

    As MD of Monkey, Samantha gets involved in pretty much everything! Prior to joining she ran Silver River as MD for a decade. Back in the day she set up Maverick London and was a founding member of Love Productions.

  • Ollie Brack

    Ollie Brack

    Head of Alternative Programming, Monkey US

    Ollie has relocated to Los Angeles to head up Monkey’s operations in the US. Prior to this he was head of entertainment & comedy in London for Monkey UK.

  • 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

    Production Executive

    Emily joined Monkey as a Line Producer on Made in Chelsea and continues to work across the slate as a Production Executive. Prior to joining Monkey, Emily worked across genre on lots of shows including The Island with Bear Grylls, The Grand Tour and Masterchef.

  • Lena Wigfall

    Lena Wigfall

    Executive Assistant

    Lena joined Monkey as Executive Assistant in early 2022, and has quickly come to grips with the joys of production and everything it takes to see a show through from inception to broadcast. Whether taking care of our wonderful executives, submitting award nominations or managing our busy East London office, she is always kept occupied and no two days are the same.

  • Nazleen Karim

    Nazleen Karim

    Nazleen Karim started her career at the BBC working entertainment shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and its sister show It Takes Two. She later became a director, directing programmes such as The Biggest Loser, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, Surprise Surprise and So You Think You Can Dance.

    After holding senior and executive roles on Big Brother, Gemma Collins: Diva Espana and TOWIE, Nazleen now oversees top long-running series Made in Chelsea.

  • 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.

  • Lewis Froude

    Lewis Froude

    Junior Production Executive

    Lewis started his career in production in 2011, working across big shows such as The Apprentice, The Island with Bear Grylls, Celebrity Gogglebox & Hunted. He joined the Monkey team in 2018 as a Production Manager on The Bi Life, and has worked on numerous shows at Monkey including Made in Chelsea & Don’t Hate The Playaz. He is currently working as Junior Production Executive across a number of Monkey’s shows & developments.

  • 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.