Producer and Entrepreneur

Linda is a creative entrepreneur and an award-winning independent producer/executive producer of 20 drama series, 6 TV movies and 16 feature films. Co-founder of Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment (which she sold to Chrysalis Plc) and Alibi Communications Plc (which was floated on AIM), she now co-owns and runs Sly Fox Films.

With a degree in History & Politics and post-graduate studies in Business & Management, Linda co-founded Red Rooster Films and produced her first drama series at the age of 23.  Under her helm, the company became one of the most prolific and respected independent drama production companies in the UK, with 18 full-time employees and its own distribution arm.  Red Rooster was acquired by Chrysalis Plc in 1994 with Linda remaining as Chief Executive under 1998, when she left to float a new film and television production and sales company, Alibi Communications Plc, on AIM.  Linda ran the TV division of Alibi for 5 years before leaving in 2004 to set up Sly Fox Films.  She remains a non-executive director of Coolabi Plc, a merger of Alibi Communications Plc and Coolabah Ltd. 

Since 2004 Linda has provided a range of services to the creative industries in the UK and Europe through Sly Fox Films.  In 2005 she undertook to launch the Wales Creative IP Fund for Finance Wales and was contracted on an annual basis to investment and portfolio manage all aspects of the £12m fund, continuing until it was fully invested in April 2011.  In 2007 she was also appointed a non-executive director of Boomerang Plc, a leading UK production company with an annual turnover of £20m+.

Public Appointments

Linda is on the board of the regional film agency, Screen South, and on the board of D-Media. She is also a trustee of the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Regularly invited to contribute to debates within the media industries, Linda has taught producing courses for the Short Course Unit of the NFTS and has sat on juries for the International Emmy's, BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), Women in Film, and the RTS (Royal Television Society) - as well as being nominated and honoured by all these organisations for her own productions.

Linda has been Honorary Chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, a Governor of the BFI (British Film Institute), a Governor of the National Film and Television School (NFTS), a member of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC), and has sat on the Independent Production Training Fund (IPTF) for PACT (Producers Association for Cinema and Television).  She has also served on the Council of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and on the DBLF (David Lean BAFTA Foundation) and been Chair of the CFTF (Children's Film and Television Foundation).