Richard Farmbrough - Managing Director

Richard Farmbrough founded Reef Television in March 2003. After graduating from Durham University and completing a post-graduate course at the Courtauld Institute, Richard started his career in BBC Entertainment. He then moved to the in-house Arts department, working on The Story of Painting, Bookworm and Home Front. At Talkback Productions, he directed the Bafta-nominated first series of Channel Five's 'House Doctor', as well as co-creating and producing the hit show 'Your Money or Your Life'. Richard produced 'The Art Club' for CNN and was Executive Producer at Spire Films where he made 'Return of the Architect' for BBC Four.

At Reef, Richard is responsible for developing company strategy and heading up senior management. He has been Executive Producer on most Reef projects and currently oversees the company's programme development.

A personal highlight for Richard was interviewing Sir Gary Sobers and Sir Richard Hadlee in one day for a Channel 4 cricket documentary. Richard divides his time between Somerset and London, is married with two young sons and spends his spare time in art galleries and playing sport with his children.

Paul Hanrahan - Director of Production

As a Director of Reef Television, Paul is responsible for business, legal and financial affairs and plays a key role in the running of the company. Paul also supervises all of Reef's productions, from development to delivery. Other responsibilities include managing Reef’s intellectual property and, with a strong knowledge of the international market place, he works closely with both distributors and international broadcasters.

Previously Paul was a Unit Manager for another independent production company and has been a Production Manager for all the major broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky, Discovery, UKTV and US broadcasters. In 2005 whilst at Reef Television, Paul received a Broadcast “Hot Shot” award which, acknowledges emerging talent within the industry.

Paul’s favourite and most memorable programme produced is the BBC One documentary, ‘In Living Memory’. Outside work, Paul is a keen runner and 2011 saw him run the London Marathon for the third time, in support of the Variety Club. He is also a board member of the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival and PACT Council.

Ben Weston - Head of Specialist Factual

Ben joined Reef as Head of Specialist Factual in October 2012. Ben is a multi-award winning TV executive whose programmes have ranged from major international events to landmark films and series for all major British TV networks. They include Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream for BBC Two; the Vodafone Live Music Awards and Fashion Rocks for the Prince’s Trust for Channel 4; How Britain Got the Gardening Bug for BBC Four; and Holocaust – A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz for BBC Two for which he won a BAFTA, an International Emmy and a Royal Television Society award. Before joining Reef he was Executive Editor at the BBC for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee including the Diamond Jubilee Concert for which he won a Broadcast Award. Prior to that he was Commissioning Executive for Music and Events at the BBC. For his services on the Diamond Jubilee he was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours in September 2012.

Since joining Reef, Ben has won a diverse range of new commissions.  These include a one-hour documentary special for ITV about the smash album series Now That’s What I Call Music! which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, a Christmas special on Channel 5, Britain’s Craziest Christmas Lights, about the nation’s obsession for festooning houses with everything from thousands of fairy lights to animatronic reindeer.  And more recently, BBC Two’s highly acclaimed drama documentary Messiah at the Foundling Hospital which aired as part of the 18th Century Season in April 2014.

Ann Walsh - Head of Development

As a trained journalist with wide-ranging broadcast credits in everything from news and current affairs to primetime features, Ann is ideally suited to cope with the constantly changing demands and steers that land on the development desk. From concept to pitch, Ann is involved with every stage of the creative process at Reef. Since joining the company as head of development in 2010 she has helped secure three exciting new commissions.

Lucy Underwood - Unit Manager

Lucy first joined Reef TV as production co-ordinator in 2008 before becoming a production manager working on Reef’s popular factual output including Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC 1), Chefs: Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is (BBC 1) and Sarah Beeny Selling Houses (Channel 4).  As a PM both at Reef and other independent production companies Lucy has delivered over 150 hours of television.  Returning  to Reef as Unit Manager in 2013 Lucy is responsible for the smooth running of the company’s productions on a day to day basis.  Lucy works closely with Reef’s production teams and reports to the Director of Production, Paul Hanrahan.

Dominik James - Head of Post Production

Dominik joined Reef in 2008 after completing a degree in Media Production at Lincoln University. Initially starting out as an edit assistant, he worked his way up to staff editor and has worked on a wide variety of shows for Reef.

As well as editing, Dominik is responsible for all technical aspects of Reef’s post-production department and works closely with other editors and the edit assistants to keep Reef up to date with current technologies.

Dominik has recently been nominated as a Broadcast Hot Shot for Emerging Talent Under 30 in the TV Industry.