Nutopia

Team

Jane Root

Jane Root

Founder & Chief Executive

Jane is a leading Creative Executive Producer who has transformed major networks on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously President of Discovery Networks and Controller of BBC2, Jane set up Nutopia which, since its launch in 2008, has created international formats, won awards, achieved record-breaking ratings and pioneered a new genre of television – the mega-doc.

Carl Griffin

Carl Griffin

Managing Director

Carl is experienced in film and television industries internationally, commencing his career with the James Bond franchise before making feature films for the US majors, in studios and on locations around the world. Based in Los Angeles for 11 years, he has a Law degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC.

Helena Tait

Helena Tait

Chief Operating Officer

Helena has delivered content for major broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic. Before joining Nutopia she held Head of Production and Line Producer positions in some of the UK's leading independents. Helena works across company operational activities as well as partnerships, company strategy, staffing, communications, emerging technology and growth in ancillary areas.

Caroline McCool

Caroline McCool

Head of Production

Caroline oversees all the company's production output. She has many years’ experience as a Line Producer, Production Executive and Head of Production for some of the UK’s leading independent production companies and has extensive experience in factual, entertainment, reality, drama doc and arts programs, delivering to both UK and US networks.

Natalie Spanier

Natalie Spanier

Head of Talent

Natalie is responsible for bringing new creatives to Nutopia. Prior to joining the company to set up the Talent department, she was a programme maker and commissioner with some of the UK’s leading indie companies and broadcasters including the BBC and Discovery.

 

Simon Willgoss

Simon Willgoss

Head of Development

Simon heads up Development at Nutopia, whose recent commissions include One Strange Rock for Nat Geo, The Last Czars for Netflix and Civilizations for BBC/PBS. Also an Emmy-nominated producer, Simon was named one of Broadcast Magazine’s International Rising Stars in 2016.