Norma Wisnevitz, Senior Portfolio Manager Growth Fund, Channel 4
Norma has been at Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund for three years, working across their investment portfolio. The Growth Fund was launched in 2014 to provide capital for start-ups and medium-sized independent TV production companies, to help them grow and develop their business. To date Channel 4 has made thirteen investments across factual, drama, comedy and digital (including VR) businesses and had three successful exits.
Prior to joining Channel Four, Norma was Finance Director at UK and US television production company Optomen Television, where she helped grow the business and sell it to All3Media in 2010. She started her career in the UK, working in finance at Talkback Productions (now Fremantlemedia). Her experience in strategy, operations and finance for the creative and broadcasting industries has been gained over the last 18 years.
She is originally from South Africa and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Cape Town.