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

Richard oversees mulitplatform projects for the BBC and other clients. An insightful digital content specialist, he has over 15 years experience delivering highly engaging sites, products and services for global brands 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.

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 acts as a consultant for Loftus’ BBC online content projects.

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.

Alexandra Quinn
Production Coordinator
Dan King
Lead Content Producer
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
Olivia Seligman
Executive Producer

In Olivia’s thirty years at the BBC she produced the highly prestigious ‘Today’ progamme and ‘Desert Island Discs’, as well as devising ‘Bookclub’ and ‘In Our Time’. For Loftus, she has produced and exec-produced ‘Book of the Week’, ‘Something Understood‘, and Radio 4Extra readings. She is also a radio critic and writer.

Marilyn Imrie
Executive Producer

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

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.

Kim Normanton
Senior Producer

Kim is an award-winning producer with over 20 years experience in BBC Radio and a long-standing member of the Loftus team. She enjoys working with people who are not often heard on air. She’s known for treating difficult subjects with sensitivity and for her moving interviews. She’s won Gold Awards in Europe and in the US.