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Wired Sussex Announces Two New Board Members

Wired Sussex are thrilled to announce two new additions to the Wired Sussex board of non-executive directors:

Emma Wakefield,  co-MD of Brighton-based independent TV production company Lambent Productions and Amanda Murphy, Senior Executive Producer at the UK’s national centre for immersive storytelling, Storyfutures Academy.

They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from the media and TV production sectors.

Emma Wakefield is co-MD of Brighton-based independent TV production company Lambent Productions.  She has been responsible for much of the company’s award-winning factual output and continues to build on the company’s unique creative strengths as Lambent grows. 

Her credits include Kids Behind Bars for BBC3, Out Of Jail and On The Streets for BBC1, and The Special Needs Hotel for Channel 5. Emma’s recent projects include BAFTA and Broadcast Award-winning Defending Digga D and Nowhere to Run for the BBC.


Amanda Murphy is a BAFTA-award winning international TV producer and Senior Executive Producer at Storyfutures Academy - the UK’s national centre for immersive storytelling, run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London. Amanda is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, and digital producer on their ambitious 5-year Adapt TV History project.

Her credits include Founding Series Producer and Exec Producer of award-winning Supernanny UK & USA.


Phil Jones, the managing director of Wired Sussex said

It's a real pleasure to welcome Emma and Amanda to the Wired Sussex board. Both are highly successful and well-regarded TV executives. The impact of new technologies on the ways that media content is both created and consumed is going through something of a revolution, and their presence will enable us to respond effectively to that dynamic on behalf of our membership

Chair of Wired Sussex and Managing Director of Cogapp Alex Morrison commented

We would like to thank Juliet Tzabar, CEO of animation studio Plug-in Media and Jenni Lloyd, Chair of arts and culture agency Lighthouse, who are now stepping down from their roles on the board. Both have made a real impact on the Wired Sussex community, contributing to our support for the digital sector regionally and representing us in our engagement with local and national government.

Amanda and Emma will be joining current board members Alex Cowell (CEO, Sponsorworks), Alex Morrison (Managing Director of Cogapp), Alice Reeves (Director, The Joyful), David Amor (Director, MAG Interactive), Jason Woodford (CEO, SiteVisibility), Lars Hyland (Director, Totara Learning), Mariam Crichton, (Group Managing Director, 4 Earth Intelligence), Mark Bedser (Director, Madgex), Phil Jones (Managing Director, Wired Sussex) and Sophie Davies-Patrick (CTO,

Find out more about the Wired Sussex board of directors.

Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sectors in Sussex. Its goal is to support its members in their quest to deliver innovation, creativity and growth, and to enhance the reputation of this fast-growing regional cluster on the international stage.

For more information please contact: Phil Jones,