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 manager, festival programmer and event producer. He is a co-founder of the Encounters Festival in Bristol and served as a Board Director for twelve years and programmer for over ten years. 


Event Management

Clare Ruby & Sophie Morgan set up RubyBlosse Events five years ago, having worked in the event industry for twenty years prior to that. Throughout their careers in the event industry they have planned and delivered a huge number of diverse events working with Prime Ministers, royalty and celebrities. 

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.

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.