Managing Director, Digital Production Partnership
Mark Harrison was an Historian at Cambridge University, before moving into broadcasting. He spent 15 years as a freelance film director, and won many awards - including from the Royal Television Society and British Film Institute, and an International Emmy. He was also nominated for a BAFTA. Mark became MD of an independent production company before being appointed BBC Head of Arts in 2001, and then Head of Multiplatform Production. In 2011 he became Controller of Production for BBC North where he defined and delivered its new ways of working. Mark then led the BBC's End-to-End Digital Programme, before becoming Director of Transformation for BBC Design & Engineering 2014-2016. While at the BBC, Mark was a founder of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) - the media industry's international business change network. He now leads the DPP as its Managing Director. The DPP provides insight, technology change leadership and market opportunity for its 300 member companies – drawn from the whole media supply chain, and ranging from start-ups to global media giants.