Linda, Founding Director, Leading Creative Talent

Linda is Founding Director of Leading Creative Talent, a creative strategy and training company. Linda’s passions are content development, pitching and winning commissions!

Linda graduated from the London School of Economics and initially pursued a career in pharmaceutical research before taking a creative leap to BBC Factual programming.

After working in programme making, Linda developed a keen interest in creative strategy and idea development. Working to the BBC Director General, then Greg Dyke, she set up the BBC’s Planning team to develop ideas and programme strategy for many of the BBC’s top titles, including Blue Planet, Top Gear and the BBC’s Digital Olympics.

As former Head of Creative Leadership at the BBC, Linda designed the BBC’s Creative Leadership Programme, which over three years developed new ideas, talent and organisational change for BBC North, BBC iPlayer, Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and provided consultancy for media giants Sky, Endemol Shine and Fremantle.

Linda also writes articles for industry magazines and speaks at international conferences including TED, Edinburgh TV Festival and the RTS.

Harriet Palmer