Our credits tell the story.

The Management team is reponsible for the overall
direction and operation of the NFTS.

Nik Powell Director
Eamon Sullivan Director of Finance

Eamon is a highly experienced financial executive with over 20 years experience in the global film, television, new media and music industries. A fully qualified accountant, a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) Eamon has worked across a number of high profile media organisations. In 1991, he was a member of the team with Michael Kuhn that set up the international film studio PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, which by 1998 (when PolyGram was acquired by Seagram/Universal Studios) had grown into a £600m business employing 1,000 people across 14 countries. During this time the studio produced and/or distributed an impressive slate of films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Backbeat, Fargo, Notting Hill, Dead Man Walking, The Usual Suspects, Trainspotting, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mr Bean to name but a few.

Eamon was appointed Financial Controller of Manifesto Film Sales in 1993 in Soho which later became PolyGram Film International. After PolyGram’s acquisition in 1998 Eamon was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Universal Music International Classics and Jazz division, a global music sales and repertoire operation (Verve, Decca Records and Deutsche Grammophon)  with over a US$ 500m of revenues and a roster of artists that included Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum.

In 2005, Eamon was appointed Finance Director of The National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, reporting to the Schools Director Nik Powell and a respected F&GP Committee and Board of Governors made up of representatives from across the film, TV and new media industries. Eamon looks after all the Schools finances, its personnel function and Studio Office operations. Since his appointment, Eamon has overseen a 30% increase in student numbers, a 20% efficiency saving in the direct cost per student, the successful delivery of an a RIBA award winning new £8m teaching block within schedule and on budget and most importantly a significant increase in the funding from government, industry and many other supporters and donors which has been critical to maintaining and developing the School as a world class centre of excellence.

Dr Jonathan Wardle Director of Curriculum and Registrar


Jon is responsible for all educational matters at the NFTS including curriculum development, quality assurance, education enhancement and registry.
 

Prior to joining the NFTS in early 2012, Jon was Director of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, the only HEFCE Centre for Excellence for teaching and learning in the media area in the UK. In his role at Bournemouth University Jon was responsible for Bournemouth’s continuing professional development activity at masters level establishing postgraduate partnerships with the BBC, Guardian and Sony Computers Entertainment Europe. Jon also wrote the Creative Skillset ‘Build Your Own MA’ framework.

Since joining the NFTS Jon has developed a number of new courses working in partnership with organisations including Sky, Channel 4, Discovery Networks International, the BBC and Aardman. Jon leads the annual BFI Film Academy, a ‘talent campus’ for 66 of the most talented 16-19 year old filmmakers in the UK.


Jon is the author of a number of papers and book chapters on media education as well as co-editor of the book ‘Current Perspectives in Media Education'. Jon is an external examiner at the Open University and the University of the West of England. He is on the editorial board of the Media Education Research Journal, is an executive officer of the Media Education Association and Nahemi, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an associate member of BAFTA and an advisor on education to the Royal Television Society and Film Nation UK. He has a BA (Hons) in Television Production from Bournemouth University, an MBA from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Bristol.
 

Jon Houchin Head of Engineering

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Dominique Cadiou Head of Development

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Simon Mallin Head of Health & Safety

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Zlata Hume Studio Manager

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