Studio Ramsay has found its new CCO. Lisa Edwards has been named Chief Creative Officer for Gordon Ramsay’s production company. The appointment comes shortly after it was announced that Chris Brogden was exiting the CCO post to take up a role at Tinopolis.
Edwards will take up post next month and will oversee the company’s existing slate and help grow the business, working closely with Executive Vice-President/Head of Current Programming Elvia Van Es Oliva in the US and Head of Popular Factual Helen Cooke in the UK.
She joins Studio Ramsay from Lion Television where, for the past two years, she has served as Creative Director. Prior to Lion, Lisa Edwards served as Director of Programmes at Twenty Twenty Television; Commissioning Editor for Factual, Formats & Features for the BBC; and Commissioning Editor for Features at Channel 4.
“Lisa’s impressive background as both a programme maker and commissioner on factual, features and formats, makes her the perfect fit for Studio Ramsay”, Gordon Ramsay, CEO of Studio Ramsay, said in a statement. “Her experience in winning and overseeing new series across a range of broadcasters will be invaluable. I look forward to welcoming her to the team in what is already shaping up to be an exciting year for the company.”
While Lisa Edwards added: “Studio Ramsay is one of the most dynamic production companies in the industry. It’s in incredibly rude health and I’m unbelievably excited about the opportunity to work closely with Gordon and the teams, across the UK and US, to continue to build on this success. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Lion Television but I could not resist the opportunity to take up this next creative adventure with Studio Ramsay – a place where I can utilise my passion for working with talent to create some brilliant new formats and must watch factual entertainment.”