Meet the team
Helen Brunsdon

Helen Brunsdon

Director of the BAA

Helen has worked extensively across the animation industry as a consultant, producer and executive working with some of the most creative names in animation.In addition to her production work, Helen also works as animation advisor, programmer, events producer andjury member. In Dec 2016 Helen became the Directorof Animation UK before becoming the newly appointed Director of the British Animation Awards (BAA).

The British Animation Awards family – A flock of people that are helping, supporting, advising and shaping the BAAs for the future!

Kieran Argo

BAA Producer

Kieran is an experienced project and events manager with extensive knowledge of animation.

Helen Jones

Creative Consultant

Helen has been in the industry for 25 years.

She has had a varied and interesting creative career working both as an advertising creative and a director for agencies including Grey London, Fold 7, Rufus Leonard and 4Creative.

Susan Hill

Marketing Consultant

Susan Hill completed a HND Graphic Design at Plymouth College of Art in 1987. Since then Susan has worked for a number of companies and built up a prestigious career specialising in marketing.

Simon Bor


Simon is a writer, a printmaker and a multi-award winning children’s animation producer of over twenty series for television.



Brolly has been composing music to picture for just about 20 years now.

John Lynch

Technical Director

John Lynch is technical director for the BAA ceremony itself. When he’s not doing that he’s also an award-winning filmmaker based in London who’s career has spanned film, documentary, advertising and even Bollywood.


Ellys Donovan

Awards Administrator

Ellys is the Events Manager and Programmer for Cardiff Animation Festival and has helped to run five editions of the festival, including the first touring programme across Wales in 2022/23. 

Erykah Cameron

Erykah Cameron

Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Erykah has a background in Media and Communications and graduated from Cardiff Uni in July 2023.

Christian Tait

Graphic and brand designer

Christian graduated from UWE Bristol in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design. He then worked for 18 years in various Bristol design agencies on brand identity, print, exhibition and website design.

Andy Webb

Website Developer

Andy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from what is now the University of Gloucestershire in 1995. From there, he spent 2 years at Kingston on a music technology course before joining the MCPS looking after music royalty payments.