ITV has appointed two new Creative Diversity Partners who will play key roles in driving greater diversity and inclusion both on and off screen.
Reporting to Ade Rawcliffe, ITV Group Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Nahrein Kemp and Sam Tatlow will support the implementation of ITV’s Diversity Acceleration Plan, launched earlier this year, aimed at creating more opportunities for those from Black, Asian, minority ethnic, disabled and other diverse backgrounds. Over 12 months, ITV will increase investment in this area to deliver measurable change across ITV at all levels.
Tatlow joins ITV from thinkBIGGER! where she managed training and events for diverse talent across the Television industry. She is a former Production Co-ordinator in drama with credits including Misfits, The Inbetweeners and Mad Dogs.
Kemp will move into her new ITV role from her position as Film & TV Executive at Film London. There, she established the Equal Access Network, which has successfully helped many people from under represented backgrounds into paid employment. She also created and ran the first ever Return to Work Scheme (funded by ScreenSkills HETV Fund) and Breaking the Glass Ceiling, a leadership programme for POC.
Rawcliffe commented: “Nahrein and Sam are both outstanding, talented individuals who each bring with them experience, expertise and a desire to help ITV move forward in our efforts to build a structure and culture that ensures Diversity is at the heart of everything we do, on and off screen. Their appointments are another key step that will help us become truly representative of our audience.”
Tatlow said: “I’m thrilled to be joining ITV and Ade’s team at such an exciting time for the organisation and am looking forward to working with Nahrein to create some lasting measurable change across ITV and its output.”
Kemp added: “I am very excited to join Ade’s team and work with her and Sam to help deliver ITV’s diversity agenda and create meaningful change within the industry.”