About

Our Team

Meet our experienced and award-winning team.
Core Team
Jo Coombs
Creative Director

Jo has enjoyed producing radio both inside the BBC and for the past fourteen years in the independent sector. She is best known for producing programmes which tell a compelling story with pace and sensitivity. Jo feels deeply about the importance of nurturing the next generation of radio producers – she serves on the board of RIG and Sound Women.

Maria Williams
Head of Development

Maria is an award-winning Exec Producer with 20 years experience in BBC radio.  At Radio 4 she was Deputy Editor of ‘Woman’s Hour’, before launching ‘Saturday Live’, winning a Sony Gold. Working independently, she delivers training for the BBC’s College of Journalism, and is the founder of Sound Women.

Richard Berry
Director

Richard oversees Loftus’ multiplatform portfolio. An insightful digital content specialist, he has over 15 years experience delivering and developing highly engaging sites, products and services for global brands including BBC Radio 6 Music, Channel 4 and Penguin-Random House across web, mobile, DAB radio and TV.

Hannah Marshall
Content Producer

Hannah produces features for a range of BBC networks. Her first, for Radio 4, saw Alan Yentob exploring a hidden history in ‘The Last Jews of Iraq’. She also manages online content projects for a variety of our clients and played a pivotal role in the development of BBC News Timeliner.

Elizabeth Burke
Executive Producer - Radio

Executive Producer Elizabeth has 20 years of experience in radio, and was previously Commissioning Editor for Radio 4. A multi Sony Award winner, she has produced features including ‘A History of Private Life’, ‘The Playlist Series‘ with David Owen-Norris and ‘Amanda Vickery on Men‘.

Jon Calver
Sound Designer

Jon is a multi award-winning sound designer/producer and technical consultant with a talent for realising the potential of creative ideas. With 25 years of experience in broadcasting, Jon works as a Sound Engineer across many of our recordings. Jon also spearheaded Loftus’ treatment and online publishing of the Desert Island Discs Archive for BBC Radio 4.

Jane Greenwood
Producer - Radio

Jane started programme-making for the BBC at Network Radio in Bristol where she produced long-running series such as ‘A Good Read’ and ‘Adventures in Poetry’. She has abridged and produced many ‘Books of the Week’, ‘Books at Bedtime’ and Radio 4Extra readings, and specialises in making history and literary features.

Oliver Soden
Music Specialist

Oliver is a music writer, broadcaster and researcher.  He writes extensively on classical music, notably for the BBC Proms and relays his academic research into the production of Private Passions.  As well as researching and sourcing the music, Oliver also liaises with guests and organises the smooth running of the recordings.

Alexandra Quinn
Production Coordinator
Sarah Jeynes
Lead Photographer
Dan King
Lead Content Producer

Dan oversees our Digital Content Production Hub at New Broadcasting House. Working closely with BBC Radio & Music, Dan’s team are responsible for publishing Radio 1 and 1Xtra video content, maintaining and updating BBC Playlists, segmenting audio content from BBC Radio across all networks and managing the Radio 1 iPlayer channel and Music category. Dan is also an award winning music producer and musician.

Mark Allan
Lead Photographer

Mark is a well established entertainment photographer whose work encompasses editorial and commercial assignments and especially broadcast entertainment with tour credits including David Bowie, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. He also had time to cover the Olympics for one of the Worlds largest Photo Agencies.”

Phil Hebblethwaite
Music Journalist
Andrew Jones
Content Producer

Andy is a highly experienced AV and Metadata Producer working within our online content production hub for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music. Andy also played a integral role in our archive development of Letter from America for Radio 4.

Rob Shiret
Content Producer
Louise Havell
Content Producer

Louise forms part of the Digital Content team at New Broadcasting House. She has worked across the BBC Radio Network, from Drama to Documentaries and Music. She currently manages the Radio 1 iPlayer channel and Music category, and segments audio content from BBC Radio Music. Louise is also a musician and composer.

Jane Long
Content Producer

Radio, digital and social media creative with more than a decade’s experience in creating and editing audio, video and digital content across all platforms for BBC Radio and Television and other major brands.

Pete Marsh
Music Data Specialist
Chris Jones
Music Content Specialist

Music editor, writer and online producer with special expertise in social media. A former BBC senior producer, Chris has over 15 years experience working in media production and the music industry.

Dani Charlton
Content Producer
Chris Maclean
Sound Designer

Chris specialises in music balancing and sound supervision with over 25 years of experience in the industry.   He has mixed award winning programmes (The Thick of It and Detectorists to name a few) and oversees the edit and mix of many of Loftus’ shows and recordings, including Maggie’s Podcast and Private Passions.

Marilyn Imrie
Executive Producer - Radio

Marilyn is a brodcast and theatre producer and director. Series for Radio 4 include ‘Rumpole’, ‘The Gobetweenies’ and ‘The Stanley Baxter Playhouse’. She is chair of the Scottish Womens’ theatre company Stellar Quines and a trustee of the new writing theatre company Paines Plough.

 

 

Erica Hartling
Bookkeeper

Erica is a member of the Loftus team working part-time as a bookkeeper responsible for the invoicing and processing the financial transactions. Erica is a fully qualified bookkeeper as recognised by The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.