Team Type: Team

Alison Gwynn Chief Executive

Alison is responsible for identifying new sources of revenue and developing the organisation’s programming activity. She works to expand the organisation’s commercial operations and broaden its relationship with potential stakeholders, from local councils and regional businesses, to arts and other media organisations.

Gayle Woodruffe Operations Director

Our operations director Gayle is responsible for operational processes and day to day delivery of North East Screens production service, our North East Screen Academy, project monitoring, evaluation and reporting schedules. She has worked promoting the North East to film and TV productions at the agency for over 20 years working with projects such as Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter and Atonement.



Kaman Yuen Finance Manager

Our Finance Manager Kaman is responsible for the day-to-day finance operation including financial reporting, budgeting, cashflow and payroll. Kaman has over 10 years’ experience in the public and not-for-profit sector.




Jo Macleod Marketing and Communications Manager

Jo is responsible for planning and delivering all marketing and communication activity, promoting North East Screen to a wide range of audiences, partners and stakeholders.

Working closely with all lines of the business, Jo develops marketing campaigns to promote our talent and business development programme for emerging and established film and television professionals. She is the first point of contact for press enquiries and looks after our social media channels.

Teresa Saint Monitoring Manager

Teresa works closely with funders to measure and report on the impact that North East Screen makes.

Having overall responsibility for monitoring and evaluation across North East Screen, Teresa manages the requirements of each fund, specifically the ERDF Tees Valley Screen Development project.