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Douglas Road’s Angela Ferreira takes up diversity, equity role at Banijay UK

Banijay UK has appointed Angela Ferreira, managing director of Sir Lenny Henry’s prodco Douglas Road, as its diversity, equity and inclusion ambassador.

Angela Ferreira

The newly created role will sit alongside Ferreira’s existing role at Banijay UK-owned Douglas Road.

Ferreira will work with the likes of Banijay UK CEO Patrick Holland and the heads of other production companies in the group to develop inclusion strategies and practice across the UK group.

Banijay UK described Ferreira, who was appointed MD of Douglas Road in 2019, as a “passionate champion of diversity and inclusion across the TV industry.”

Douglas Road has been behind shows such as My Name is Leon (BBC Two), Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle (BBC Four), Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers (BBC Four) and the upcoming drama Three Little Birds (ITV).

During a career spanning over 20 years, Ferreira has worked as a director, script editor, producer, executive producer and commissioner across arts, news, music, entertainment and live events.

The exec has held commissioning editor positions at Channel 4 and E4 in daytime, factual entertainment and youth and music, and was previously executive producer in BBC entertainment and features.

Ferreira said: “I’m thrilled to take on this new role for Banijay who have made clear their commitment to broadening the range of people we employ and the stories we tell. This, combined with Douglas Road, is the perfect fit for me.”

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