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Our Board

TIME’S UP UK exists to insist on safe, fair and dignified work for everyone

Ade Rawcliffe

TIME’S UP UK Director and Head of Diversity ITV Commissioning

Ade Rawcliffe is responsible for delivering ITV’s on-going commitment to reflecting the diversity of modern Britain at the heart of mainstream television, both onscreen and behind the camera. Prior to that, Ade led the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 and spearheaded the delivery of the broadcaster’s 360° Diversity Charter. She oversaw the creation of C4’s Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and developed projects through diverse funding vehicle the Alpha Fund, including the BAFTA award winning drama Run. Rawcliffe was also part of the team responsible for C4’s coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics and London 2012 Paralympics, which broke records for employing disabled presenters and production staff.

Ade also worked in the Features commissioning team and was a Television Producer at the BBC, ITV and in the independent sector. She sat on the Board of Governors for the National Film and Television School (NFTS), is a member of BAFTA’s TV Committee, on the Advisory Committee of The Edinburgh International TV Festival, a Board Member of Women in Film & Television (WFTV) and a Trustee of the National Trust.

Barbara Broccoli

Producer at Eon Productions Ltd and TIME’S UP UK Director

Barbara Broccoli is producer of the James Bond film series with her brother Michael G. Wilson. Together they have produced the last eight Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre and are now producing the 25th film in the series No Time To Die. Broccoli also produced Crime Of The Century for HBO and more recently Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave and directed by Paul McGuigan.

Broccoli and Wilson have executive produced several independent film projects including The Silent Storm, Radiator and Nancyand recently produced the upcoming The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and directed by Reed Morano. In theatre, Broccoli has co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2009 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), the Tony Award-winning Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End), Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), Love Letters (2014 Broadway), Othello (December 2016 – January 2017 New York Theatre Workshop), The Kid Stays In The Picture (2017 Royal Court Theatre, London), The Country Girls (Summer 2017 Chichester Festival Theatre), Cyprus Avenue (2018 Ireland, 2018 The Public Theater, NYC), Ear for Eye (2018 Royal Court Theatre, London), the Tony Award-winning The Band’s Visit (2017- 2019 Broadway) and Fleabag (2019 Soho Playhouse NYC). As well as Vice President for Film for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broccoli is President of the National Youth Theatre, a trustee of Into Film (a film education charity working with young people aged 5-19), a patron of the Film and Television Charity, a patron of Back Up (a charity set up in 1986 to support people with spinal cord injury) and a patron of the International Spinal Research Trust (a charity researching treatment for spinal cord injuries). Broccoli and Wilson are founders of the London Screen Academy, Islington.

Dame Heather Rabbatts

TIME’S UP UK Chair

Dame Heather Rabbatts’ career spans law, government, sport & media. She is currently Chair of specialist sports agency Vero Communications and has recently established the Women’s Sports Group, a new venture designed to create opportunities to promote, enhance and empower women’s sport. Heather also chairs the board of Soho Theatre and until recently was MD of film & TV production company Cove Pictures where she produced The Drifters and The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu.

Heather has a number of non-executive roles: Chair of 4 Communications/Chair of 42, a talent management company and TV film producers/ Non-Executive Director and Chair of REMCO for Keir Group plc. She is also a non-executive director on the Board of Associated British Foods.

In 2018 Heather became Chair of TIME’S UP UK and in 2019 joined TIME’S UP global board. Born out of the revelations of #MeToo, TIME’S UP advocates to end sexual harassment, change representation and pay parity to achieve long term cultural change.

Heather began her career as a lawyer, then a government advisor and was the youngest CEO of a Local Authority. She was the first woman and person of colour on the board of the English FA in 150 years, served on the boards of the BBC, Bank of England, the Foreign Office and the Royal Opera House and commissioned award-winning content as a senior executive at Channel 4 Television.

Jenne Casarotto

TIME’S UP UK Director and Founder of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

Jenne Casarotto is the founder of film, television and theatre agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd. She founded the agency in 1989, and is proud that it represents many of the very best Writers, Directors and Heads of Department at work in the industry today, whether they be A-list filmmakers, or exciting younger talent from around the world. As senior agent at the company, her personal client list includes internationally renowned writers and directors such as JG Ballard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Stephen Frears, Neil Gaiman, Matteo Garrone, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Nick Hornby, Neil Jordan, Steve McQueen, Shawn Slovo, Susanna White and David Yates.

Her clients have received numerous accolades and awards at the highest level for their work. Most recent Academy Awards successes include a Best Picture nomination for Stephen Frears’ ‘Philomena’ in 2014, a Best Picture nomination as well as nominations for writer Nick Hornby and director John Crowley for ‘Brooklyn’ in 2016, and Steve McQueen’s Best Picture win for ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2014. Jenne has been honoured for services to film by both The British Independent Film Awards, and the Women in Film & Television Awards. She is a member of the European film Academy (EFA), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Kate Buckley 

TIME'S UP UK Director and Director, 42films

Kate Buckley daughter of the BAFTA winning casting director Mary Selway,started out as one of the first female maitre d’hotels at London’s famous Le Caprice restaurant and then went on to become Senior Maître d’hôtel at theatreland’s J.Sheekey restaurant. In 2000 she joined the leading UK agency for representing Actors, Writers and Directors – Independent (then ICM) and is today one of London’s foremost Talent Agents. Kate formed 42, management and production company in 2013 which she runs with four partners: producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh and managers Cathy King and Josh Varney. Together they make film and television both here and in America as well as representing actors, directors, writers, producers, casting directors and the UK’s foremost Intimacy Director.

Marai Larasi

Black, African-Caribbean-British feminist advocate, community organiser and social justice consultant and TIME'S UP UK Director

Marai is a Black, African-Caribbean-British feminist advocate, community organiser and consultant who has worked in social justice for over twenty-five years, with a specific focus on ending violence against Black / Global Majority women and girls. She was born in London and raised in rural Jamaica and sees herself as a child of both the Jamaican mountains and London’s urban landscape.

Till May 2019 she was the Executive Director of Imkaan (UK), and she also been Co-Chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition (UK). Her work has included, and been framed, by alliances with other Black/Global Majority and Indigenous feminist activists and practitioners in diverse contexts. In her current practice as a consultant she works across a number of spheres / sectors (women’s sector, international ‘development’, donors and foundations, regional government, and intergovernmental bodies), providing strategic, policy, practice and training support around decoloniality, intersectionality, racial justice and ending violence against women and girls among other areas.

Marai is also an advisory board member of The Jericho Fellowship, a four-day gathering around an annual theme that brings together visionary artists, scholars, and thinkers to share time, space, and ideas.
Marai has contributed chapters and a foreword to five books; and has produced papers for, and delivered lectures and presentations to, numerous and varied audiences in the UK and internationally. She holds an MA with Distinction in ‘Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity’.

Recognition for her work has included being named as one of 100 Great Black Britons (2020), being voted one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy (2019) and one of the 100 Most Influential LGBT people of the year on the World Pride Power List (2013). In November 2020, Marai was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Susanna White

Film Director and Director TIME'S UP UK

BAFTA award-winning director Susanna White is known for her wide-ranging body of work with some of the world’s top writers. Most recently in film, Susanna directed WOMAN WALKS AHEAD, written by Steve Knight, starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes and Sam Rockwell, and released by A24. She made her debut feature film NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG for Working Title Films. Written by and starring Emma Thompson, the film also features Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dame Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor and Rhys Ifans. It was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Film in the children’s category. This was followed by OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, an adaptation of John le Carré’s novel by Hossein Amini, starring Ewan McGregor, Damien Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris.

Susanna won widespread praise for her six episodes of BLEAK HOUSE, winning a host of international broadcast awards including the BAFTA and RTS awards for Best Drama Serial. She went on to direct another highly-regarded drama series for the BBC, JANE EYRE, which earned an Emmy nomination for directing. She has directed on the last two series of the Simon’s THE DEUCE starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and for FX she directed the finale of TRUST, written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank. In 2013, she directed the critically acclaimed PARADE’S END (BBC/HBO), adapted for television by Sir Tom Stoppard from the novels by Ford Madox Ford, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. Previously for HBO she directed David Simon’s GENERATION KILL, which was nominated for 11 Emmy awards including Outstanding Directing. Susanna also directed on BOARDWALK EMPIRE and season one of BILLIONS.

She has a reputation for working with new talent – BLEAK HOUSE was a breakthrough role for Carey Mulligan and Jane Eyre did the same for Ruth Wilson, just as Alexander Skarsgård had his first major television lead in GENERATION KILL.

Val Cazalet

TIME’S UP UK Treasurer and Partner at Kingston Smith

With 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and companies in many areas of the creative sector, and with a particular interest in film and television, Val has a detailed understanding of the issues her media clients face and always takes a hands-on, practical and proactive approach. Val works with a range of creative businesses, including AIM-listed companies, SMEs, groups of companies and individuals. She offers advice that is tailored to each client’s specific need and her media experience includes clients in brand design, advertising, events management, production and special effects, internet and technology, PR, radio as well as film and TV. She is also a board member and treasurer of both Women in Film and TV and Animated Women.

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