2008 Board of Directors and Steering Committee

Board of Directors

  • Ann Julienne, Head of Acquisitions and International Co-productions, France 5 (France)
  • Daryl Karp, Managing Director, Tattooed Media (Australia)
  • Wally Longul, President JKJ-TV International (Canada)
  • John Lynch, Head of Science, BBC Vision Productions (UK)
  • Stuart Mullin, Finance and Operations Director, Simon & Schuster (UK)
  • Thomas von Hennet, Head of Documentaries and International Co-Productions, ProSieben Television

Steering Committee

  • André Barro, Producer, Factual & Co-production, Cirrus (Canada)
  • Ralph Lee, Head of Specialist Factual, Channel Four (UK)
  • Jared Lipworth, Director of Science Programs, Thirteen/WNET New York (USA)
  • Sonya Pemberton, Executive Producer and Managing Director, Pemberton Films (Australia)
  • Lorenzo Pinna, Broadcaster, RAI (Italy)
  • Marco Visalberghi, Managing Director, DocLab Srl (Italy)
  • Susan Werbe, Vice President, Historical Programming. The History Channel (USA)
  • Bridget Whalen, Executive Director of Development, National Geographic Channel (USA)
  • Ellen Windemuth, Managing Director, Off The Fence (Netherlands)

Editorial Director

  • Alison Leigh, Independent Producer, Leigh Brown Productions (Australia)
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  • Hay John

    Of all the gatherings of TV people throughout the year, Congress feels the friendliest. It's stimulating but supportive, small enough to allow proper conversations but broad enough in its reach to give you a new perspective on your own patch. And I always leave full of new ideas.

    John Hay, Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4
  • Pemberton  Sonya

    Ah, Congress. You have captured a place in my heart! Every year I juggle my daft diary to allow time for you, to see you in your stunning new location, to bathe in your sea of grand ideas alongside the clever folks who are also drawn to you. You are a splendid creation, a crafty mix of business and pleasure, challenge and inspiration. No matter my role you bring gifts, including friendships most prized. Thank you, dear Congress. I shall see you soon.

    Sonya Pemberton, Creative Director, Genepool Productions
  • Viner Thomas Web

    Science Congress is a great opportunity to meet the world’s factual producers and broadcasters, and get the true story out of them like nowhere else!

    Thomas Viner, Creative Director, Pioneer
  • Soullier Alex Web14

    The WCSP is always a mark in my time line. A strategic moment, a great opportunity to discover the trends of the year on an international scale, and have some passionate discussions with colleagues and international broadcasters. Can't wait for the next one!

    Alexandre Soullier, Producer, Bonne Pioche Television
  • Rueckauer Ralf Web14

    WCSFP is simply the best, cutting-edge, ultimate, extraordinary, top notch, outstanding, ground-breaking, trend-setting, expert-driven factual congress in the world. I can’t wait to see all friends and peers again to set up for our pre-x-mas family style binge-watching meeting. No way to miss the buzz and fun out there every year.

    Ralf Rückauer, Vice President ZDFE.factual, ZDF Enterprises GmbH
  • Ning Mike Web15

    I had been told by my Chinese friends about the fascinating Congress sessions and that was what profoundly impressed me during the Hong Kong edition. The themes of advancing with the times, the experts and producers who really focused on them, the engrossing debate and comprehensive exchange at social events, all made me enjoy the veritably family atmosphere of Congress.

    Mike Ning, Content Operation Director, GZDOC