Dan’s career began in production before moving into special effects as part of the Oscar©- winning team on James Cameron’s Aliens. Having overseen the construction and management of a new television studio facility in Spain, Dan was approached to develop Leavesden Aerodrome into a studio for the production of Goldeneye. Appointed to his current role in 2011 when Warner Bros. created WBSL, Dan continues to drive our growth through ongoing development.
Emily started out as a researcher on a number of prestigious programmes including Dispatches, Cutting Edge and Panorama. She then moved into the world of TV drama and feature film production, working for 15 years as a freelance Production Manager on feature films and high end TV drama before becoming CEO of the Production Guild. Having joined WBSL in 2012, she is now responsible for our marketing, business development, operations, sales and client services.
Before joining Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, David was General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs for Warner Bros. International Cinemas, a business that pioneered the development of multiplex cinemas outside the US and operated over 190 branded multiplex cinemas across Europe and Asia. David is now celebrating his 20th anniversary at Warner Bros.
Oliver began his career as Stage Manager for a professional touring theatre company, and then moved into events management before transferring into facilities management at a Soho post-production house. He then took the role of Assistant Studio Manager at Leavesden Studios, with responsibility for many of the site’s operational functions. Oliver was part of the development team who oversaw the creation of WBSL, and was appointed to his current role in 2014.
Formerly a diver and helicopter navigator in the Royal Navy, Stuart then spent 25 years in the police specialising in event safety, incident management and operations, before retiring from the police as Head of Operations for Thames Valley. He spent the next five years as Head of Security for the Natural History Museum London, before joining WBSL in 2016, where he is now responsible for health and safety and security.
Owen began his career in media as Head of IT at Tiger Aspect Productions, before becoming Service Delivery Director for IMG, focusing on its production and events activities. After joining WBSL in 2011, Owen was initially responsible for bringing the newly renovated studio and tour from the project phase into operations. He now oversees the daily delivery of IT infrastructure services to the studio’s productions, tenants and studio tour.
Laurence’s career began in visitor attractions at the Tussauds Group, before running his own business for eight years. In early 2012 he joined WBSL as Project Manager, assisting with the opening of the studio and tour. He became Senior Operations Manager in 2014, with responsibilities including service delivery for production clients, satisfying production’s office requirements, allocation of studio and backlot space, site wide parking and health and safety.
David has over 35 years’ experience working within Facilities Mechanical and Electrical services, managing installation and maintenance projects worldwide. Having owned and run a successful electrical contracting company for over 6 years he had the opportunity of working at both Pinewood/Shepperton Studios and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. In 2013 David was appointed into the role of Maintenance Supervisor at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, then to his current role as Facilities Maintenance Manager in 2016.