She will join the company, which is in production on Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted for Nat Geo and Born Famous for Channel 4, in February and will oversee its slate. She will work closely with EVP/ Head of Current Programming, Elvia Van Es Oliva, in the US and Head of Popular, Factual Helen Cooke, in the UK.
Edwards has overseen Lion shows including The Truth About… for BBC One and We Are British Jews for BBC Two. Previously she was Director of Programmes at Twenty Twenty Television where she was responsible for shows including The Restaurant Man (BBC Two), How Not to Get Old (Channel 4), Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home (Channel 4) and The Best of British Takeaways (BBC One).
It comes 24 hours after the departure of Brogden, who joins Tinopolis as Director of Content after two years working for Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay said, “Lisa’s impressive background as both a programme maker and commissioner on factual, features and formats, makes her the perfect fit for Studio Ramsay. 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.”
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.”
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