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Darren Long

  • Director of Operations, Director of Studios, COO, Group Operations
  • London, UK
  • 11/03/2022
Full time Executive Management Supply Chain Studio Management Content Creation / Creative

Personal Summary - Optional

Visionary, innovative senior Director of Operations at Sky with over 30 years' achievements leading operational, technical and cultural change to drive the growth and evolution of one of the world's most successful and recognised broadcast media brands. A media influencer who brings deep skills in business strategy, digital transformation, operational management, project delivery, team leadership and mentoring. Combines creativity with commercial acumen and critical thought to inspire innovation within sports, news and entertainment production. Prioritises an ethos of integrity, inclusion and wellbeing in all aspects of professional activity, and invests significant effort in championing Women in Leadership, and for supporting mental health and wellbeing in and out of the workplace.

Areas of Expertise
Leadership Industry-Influencing Team Building & Motivation
Staff Development & Empowerment Performance Mentoring & Management
Stakeholder Management Negotiating
Media Sports, News and Entertainment production Broadcast Media
Studios Management for Entrainment, Sports and News 
Outside Broadcast Studio Operations
Post-production Content Operations
Innovation Emerging Technologies Digital Enablement
Production Automation Microservices
Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Operations Business Strategy and Operations Digital Transformation & Change Management
Planning & Execution Business Process Re-engineering
Strategic Partnerships Logistics & Operational Efficiency
Project Delivery KPI Delivery
Streaming Media Social Media
Metadata Content Enhancement Digital, Media & Product Asset Management
Content Supply Chain Multi-channel Distribution

Board Roles
Trustee 2019 - date
British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS)
As Board Trustee, play a key role in governance and development of the strategic direction of BFBS, in its mission to provide radio and television programmes for Her Majesty's Armed Forces and their dependents worldwide