Creative Diversity

At the heart of Channel 4 is our proven commitment to increasing inclusion and diversity (I&D) within the media industry.

Representing unheard voices is in our DNA and remains key to our Future4 strategy. 

The Creative Diversity team sit at the heart of Commissioning and work across all genres and platforms.

We deliver increased representation on screen and behind the camera, encourage greater inclusion, and ensure that portrayal within our programmes is authentic, challenges stereotypes and reflects the lives of everyone living in Britain today. 

We’re involved at the very start of the commissioning process  helping to identify talent and opportunities that help shows to meet our Commissioning Diversity Guidelines. Through the Creative Diversity Fund we work with Heads of Departments to target funding to accelerate talent, ideas and independent producers.

The team has an open-door policy and aim to support and advise Channel 4’s production partners  specifically to help them to meet the Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and also to support off screen talent where possible. We are creative partners, collaborators and facilitators working collectively to advocate for equality and ensure that real, substantial change takes place through our work. 

Indie Accelerator for Black, Asian and minority ethnic led indies

On 24 August 2020, we revealed the ten Black, Asian & minority ethnic-led indies selected for our Accelerator. You can find out more information here.

March 2021 Non-Scripted Indie Briefing

Following the briefing, we've made our presentation available here.

Head of Creative Diversity: Babita Bahal

Based in London
Assistant: Georgina Dodds

Creative Diversity and Disability Lead: Ally Castle

Based in London

Assistant: Stacey Olika

Creative Diversity Lead Nations & Regions: Neila Butt

Based at Leeds HQ

Assistant: Stacey Olika

Creative Diversity & Talent Coordinator: Georgina Dodds

Based in London
Contact: 020 7306 1018


Creative Diversity Coordinator: Stacey Olika

Based in Bristol