Television executive, Jazz Gowans, is joining production company, Nine Lives Media, as Co-Creative Director alongside CEO Cat Lewis, and will be opening a new office in Birmingham for the indie.
Earlier this year the award-winning journalist and executive producer joined the board of Create Central, the industry body promoting the creative content industries in her native West Midlands and will continue to work on other passion projects alongside her new role.
Gowans was CEO of her own successful independent production company, Transparent TV, from 2005 to 2019 (as part of the Argonon Group from 2013).
She will be developing her programme ideas through Nine Lives and joining its board, bringing her extensive business and industry expertise to the company as it moves into the next phase of its strategic growth.
Gowans said: “I’m fiercely passionate about increasing production opportunities in the West Midlands, as well as the UK’s other regions and nations, and am hugely excited by the opportunity to work with Cat and Mike Lewis who share these same values.”
Lewis, added: “We’re thrilled to have secured the talents of one of television’s top creatives amid tough competition from broadcasters as well as other independents. Jazz joining Nine Lives marks a new era for the company and we know we will benefit enormously from her expertise as we build on the success we’ve enjoyed since our launch in 2007.”