About Us

Created to provide a meeting place for media people, the Creative Cities Convention is the brainchild of freelance executive producer, consultant, journalist and mentor, Ruth Pitt.

A place to inspire and excite debate about key issues facing the broadcast industry with a list of speakers who offer their own unique insights. The Convention is also a place to shine a spotlight on areas which have included diversity, regional imbalance and this year, working together.

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Meet the Creative Cities Convention Team - Ruth Pitt, Conference Director

Ruth has a wealth of production and strategic media experience. A former head of documentaries at Granada TV and BBC Religion and Ethics, she’s also MD of Under The Moon (www.underthemoonltd.com) which designs mentor networks for the creative industries. She has been advisory chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival and chair of the Nations and Regions Media Conference, regularly interviews politicians and celebrities, has been responsible for numerous senior leadership events and projects at the BBC and is a trained journalist and broadcaster.

Aradhna Tayal, Executive Producer

Aradhna is a producer, project manager and strategic consultant working across media, arts, events and technology.  She has 15 years experience in broadcasting and her clients include the BBC, Sadler’s Wells and the National Theatre. Aradhna is a committee member of the Royal Television Society, London, trustee of The Radio Academy and board director of theatre company Out of Joint.

Susie Townson, Event Organiser

Susie is project manager at Under The Moon, where among other things she coordinates a major Commissioning Mentor Network the company runs for Channel 4, now in its fourth year. Susie is an experienced studio producer and project manager and has also run her own talent agency.

Press Office

For press registration or inquiries please contact Josh Paterson at Bubble Agency on 07921 299542 or email: [email protected]