Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is a high-profile established independent production company based in the heart of London. It is jointly owned by Ingenious Capital Management Ltd and founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie.

The company is trusted producer of prime-time entertainment in a range of genres for all the major UK broadcasters and enjoys an enviable track record in format origination, high-quality output and access to major talent.

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Corporate

Whizz Kid Entertainment is an independent production company with its headquarters in Soho, London.

It was established in 2006 by founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie and the company is jointly owned by Malcolm Gerrie and Ingenious Capital Management Ltd – one of the UK’s leading media investment and advisory companies.

The Board Directors are

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Chairman

Patrick McKenna

Prior to forming Ingenious in 1998, Patrick was Chairman & Chief Executive of The Really Useful Group and, prior to that, was a Partner at Deloitte, where he ran the media group.

Patrick is Chairman of a number of companies in the media sector and he chairs the Young Vic Theatre Company and the National Film and Television School (NFTS). He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths in the University of London and a member of the Creative Industries Council (CIC). He is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of BAFTA.

Malcolm Gerrie - founder and CEO of Whizz Kid Entertainment

Malcolm has worked in the independent television sector for over 40 years and prior to founding Whizz Kid Entertainment was on the Board of Endemol UK where he was CEO of Initial having founded the business in 1990 (as Initial Film and Television).

Malcolm is a long-standing BAFTA and RTS member and was previously on the board of the Sage Gateshead.

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Founder and CEO of Whizz Kid Entertainment

Malcolm Gerrie

Malcolm has worked in the independent television sector for over 40 years and prior to founding Whizz Kid Entertainment was on the Board of Endemol UK where he was CEO of Initial having founded the business in 1990 (as Initial Film and Television).

Malcolm is a long-standing BAFTA and RTS member and was previously on the board of the Sage Gateshead.

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Director Ingenious

Duncan Reid

Duncan is a Director of Ingenious. He started his career in the music business before qualifying with Deloitte and Touche. Duncan was then Business Development Manager for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group prior to becoming Financial Director of Nottingham Forest Plc during its flotation.

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Managing Director, Whizz Kid Entertainment

Lisa Chapman

Prior to joining Whizz Kid Entertainment as part of the founding team, Lisa was Head of Music & Events for Initial (part of Endemol UK). With 25 years’ experience in the freelance and independent sector Lisa has worked out of London, LA and Hong Kong and is a member of the BAFTA Archive and Heritage Committee.

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Non Executive Director

Terry Back

Terry is the founder and former partner of Grant Thornton’s Media & Entertainment practice with over 40 years of advisory experience in the sector. Terry is was on the Board of Grant Thornton UK and Grant Thornton International for ten and five years respectively and currently hold non-executive positions on some of the UK’s leading media companies.