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Anna McInerney

  • Broadcast Production / Event Director
  • GU7 3EE, UK
  • 12/09/2021
Contractor Management Media-Journalism Studio Management Producer / Production Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary

Successfully delivering international production projects, demonstrating detailed scheduling, production, broadcast operations and project management - plus forecasting and management of multimillion-pound budgets.

Accountable for managing complete contract and project lifecycles from site surveys, initial design and planning through to delivery and post-production reports, managing junior production managers, producers and directors.

Establishing and managing effective stakeholder and client relationships to ensure mutual achievement of event objectives including working with senior clients, royal households, international government departments, NATO and the UN.

Overarching responsibility for large venues including the design, planning and construction of specialist media centres to accommodate 1500+ clients, incorporating technical and IT infrastructure, interior fit out and staffing.

Management of international media client requirements, including accreditation requests, visa regulations, travel and accommodation, access rights and contractual rights surrounding content capture and distribution.

Implementation of live operational and media requirements, for conferences, competitions, interviews and sensitive meetings covering political, royal, sporting and entertainment events facilitating more than 100 interviews per day.

Demonstrating extensive project management skills to ensure accurate and timely completion of project documentation, trackers, planners and overarching schedules.

Collaborating on award-winning tender projects to secure large contracts, including creative commissioning, supplier negotiation and complex technical response writing achieving 100% on each written submission.

Devising, delivering and supervising large scale training programmes resulting in fully-skilled workforce of 500+.

Fostering a cohesive working culture through mentoring and coaching techniques; championing team members to maximise their potential, while exceeding event service delivery expectations.

Key Skills
Supplier, freelancer and crew liaison

Budget negotiations and finance cost controls


Media, production and event management

Crisis management and issue resolution

Project lifecycle management and delivery

Tactical and solution-focused problem solving

Stakeholder and client relationship management

Data analysis, interpretation and producing reports

Creative outlook to maximise innovation

Adaptive communication and influencing skills

Work Experience

Media & Broadcast Production Director
Dec 2020 - Dec 2021 UN Climate Change Conference COP26
Media & Broadcast Production Director
Jan 2021 - Jun 2021 G7 Leaders Summit

Head of Media & Communications
Aug 2020 - Jan 2021 DfT Haulier Outreach Programme
Head of Media & Broadcast Production
Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 NATO Leaders Summit 2019

2019

Media Operations & Broadcast Integration
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 LIMA 2019 Pan American Games

2019 Pan American Games

Media Operations & Broadcast Producer
Feb 2019 - Mar 2019 European Athletics Championships 2019

European Athletics Championships 2019

Media Operations Manager
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 Hockey World Cup 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018

Broadcast Integration Consultant
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
Media Operations Manager
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships 2018

2018

Head of Media Operations
Sep 2017 - Oct 2017 Six Day Cycling 2017

Six Day Cycling 2017

Media Operations Manager
May 2017 - Aug 2017 World Athletics Championships 2017

World Athletics Championships 2017

Head of Media Operations
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016 Six Day Cycling2016
Media Operations Manager
Mar 2016 - Jun 2016 FIH Champions Trophy 2016

FIH Champions Trophy 2016

Red Carpet Media Manager
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016 Sports Industry Awards
Head of Media Operations
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015 Six Day Cycling 2015

Six Day Cycling 2015

Red Carpet Media Manager
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015 British Olympic Ball
Media Operations Manager
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015 European Hockey Championships 2015

European Hockey Championships 2015

Senior Media Operations Manager
May 2014 - Jul 2015 Baku 2015 European Games
Event Production Lead
Feb 2014 - May 2014 UKTI International Festival of Business
Supervisor - Olympic News Service
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014 Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Successfully delivering international production projects, demonstrating detailed scheduling, production, broadcast
operations and project management - plus forecasting and management of multimillion-pound budgets
Accountable for managing complete contract and project lifecycles from site surveys, initial design and planning through to delivery and post-production reports, managing junior production managers, producers and directors
Establishing and managing effective stakeholder and client relationships to ensure mutual achievement of event objectives
including working with senior clients, royal households, international government departments, NATO
Overarching responsibility for large venues including the design, planning and construction of specialist media centres to accommodate 1500+ clients, incorporating technical and IT infrastructure, interior fit out and staffing
Management of international media client requirements, including accreditation requests, visa regulations, travel and accommodation, access rights and contractual rights surrounding content capture and distribution
Implementation of live operational and media requirements, for conferences, competitions, interviews and sensitive
meetings covering political, royal, sporting and entertainment events facilitating more than 100 interviews per day
Demonstrating extensive project management skills to ensure accurate and timely completion of project documentation,
trackers, planners and overarching schedules
Collaborating on award-winning tender projects to secure large contracts, including creative commissioning, supplier
negotiation and complex technical response writing achieving 100% on each written submission
Devising, delivering and supervising large scale training programmes resulting in fully-skilled workforce of 500+
Fostering a cohesive working culture through mentoring and coaching techniques; championing team members to maximise their potential, while exceeding event service delivery expectations

Oct 2012 - Jan 2014 Career Break

Travelling
Travelled solo around the world, before spending six months teaching English in Brazil and learning Portuguese

Olympic News Service Deputy Manager
Apr 2011 - Sep 2012 LOCOG London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

Committee of the Olympic Games
Recruited, trained and managed a team of 570 media staff and volunteers to ensure successful event operational
functionality; includes visas, travel arrangements, accreditation, accommodation, training and deliverables
Operational management across multiple venues and venue media centres including scheduling and delivering the launch of ATOS Technology Operations Centre
Managed resolution of serious operational delivery challenge three days prior to the start of the Olympic Games through
extensive negotiation with MoD, senior management, and high-profile London venues
Oversaw deployment of Olympic and Paralympic News Service staff across 28 venues and remained main point of contact for four months from pre-event through to gathering post-production summaries and reports

Head of Olympic Projects
Mar 2006 - Mar 2011 Press Association

Managed key stakeholder relationships including top Olympic sponsors, international federations and media
Owned and managed editorial and commercial team budgets and gained IOC Host News Agency status
Secured the contract with LOCOG for provision of pre-games editorial content
Spearheaded new group-wide rights management process - resulting in 30% increase in process efficiencies

Legal Production Co-ordinator
Jul 2005 - Mar 2006 Ubiqus Reporting

Ubiqus Reporting
Managed team of specialist court reporters and editors to produce highly sensitive legal documents
Serviced complex contracts from The Hague, High Court and multiple UK-wide courthouses

Education

BA (Hons) - Philosophy
Sep 2002 - Jun 2005 University of Leeds
A-Level/AS Level - Music, Philosophy, French, English, General Studies
Sep 2000 - Jun 2002 Northgate High School
GCSE - 12 subjects Inc. Maths, English, Science
Sep 1995 - Jun 2000 Claydon High School