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.


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.

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 fifth year. Susie is an experienced studio producer and project manager and has also run her own talent agency.

Press Enquiries

For press enquiries please contact Susie Townson: 07764 609642 or email: [email protected]