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Staff

 

Margo Horsley - Chief Executive

Margo started her career with RTHK in Hong Kong as a researcher.
On return to England in 1982 she established Linkline, a social action project with Wiltshire Radio which expanded across the GWR Group of stations. She also ran a subsidiary of the GWR Group, which produced programming strands for the entire local radio group, including help-lines and support information during periods of challenge for the community.
Working for the Trust, Margo has been Executive Producer of several live and recorded programmes at ITV Meridian, including Save Yourself a Fortune for which she won a national RTS award in 2003. She was also presented with a ‘Learning on Screen’ Award from BUVFC for her work giving viewers access to Internet training. She is a social entrepreneur who uses television and other media to achieve high levels of demonstrable audience involvement with an innovative approach to engagement.
Margo took the Meridian Broadcasting Charitable Trust through a transition into the Public Service Broadcasting Trust extending its remit across the UK. She has secured core funding for the charity, established a working relationship with nine  ITV Regional News Teams who give the Trust editorial airtime for their projects and won substantial project funding for the charity.  
In addition to her TV and radio career Margo is an acknowledged expert in grant-making programme strategy and design. She was part of the first phase team that set up the National Lottery Charities Board in 1995 and went on to work with other major funders. Margo helped develop the MSC in Grantmaking at CASS where she is currently a visiting fellow.

 

Nigel Swettenham - Editorial Director

Nigel Swettenham has worked for 35 years as a journalist and producer in British and international broadcasting. Most recently he has been responsible for the creation and delivery of the broadcast and creative side of Fixers since its inception in late 2007. His previous projects included TV series and programmes on subjects ranging from current affairs, to human development, crime, animals, aviation and natural mysteries. His programmes have been broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Discovery and obscure places around the world. During the 80s he worked as a news journalist, including spells in local and national radio, ITN and LWT. He has also spent time as a fine artist, writer and campaigner for local empowerment. He lives in Winchester with his wife, their daughter, a cat and two guinea pigs.

 

Diana Carpenter - Executive Assistant

Diana has been with the Trust practically since its inception and could well be described as Margo’s right hand woman. What she doesn’t know about the Trust is simply not worth knowing! Her career has always been within the creative industries and she has worked for advertising agencies, design studios and television companies. These experiences served her well during the years when she helped run an advertising and media buying company before moving to Hampshire and undertaking her present position. She is an avid reader, a member of a local book group and enjoys the theatre.

Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

Charity No 298643    Company No 2194957