Steering Committee

Jonni Learoyd
Channel 4 HR Project Leader
Co-Chair of Channel 4 Pride
Chair of InterMediaUK Steering Group

Jonni joined the InterMediaUK team in October 2015. He implemented and now co-chairs the 4Pride network group at the Channel. He’s the company Stonewall ambassador, championing concerns and influencing business change and is a strong advocate for the advantages of having LGBT diversity within the workplace. He acts as a mentor and adviser to other industry professionals on how to improve LGBT diversity in their own organisations. He’s a proud northerner with experience of working within charity and corporate organisations and thrives on making positive change within the media industry and beyond.

Matt Scarff
Director of ITV Creative and Events
Chair of ITV Pride
Chair of InterMediaUK Steering Group

Matt joined the InterMediaUK team in May 2015 and is Chair of ITV Pride, ITV’s internal LGBT network group. Matt brings an incredible energy and passion to championing LGBT awareness and does this on top of running the award winning creative and events department at ITV. He is a brilliant diversity ambassador.

Mark Tittle
Sky Corporate Communications Manager
Chair of Sky’s LGBT employee network

Mark came on board with InterMediaUK in 2015 when he helped coordinate the group’s first joint Pride in London entry. With a background looking after internal communications programmes in the public and private sector, he is currently responsible for employee engagement for Sky’s new campus in West London, as well as running the company’s LGBT employee network. He’s a northerner in London. And unlike Girls Aloud, he can speak French.

Georgina Marcantonio
Acting Head of Commercial Marketing
Co-Chair of ITV Pride

Georgina joined InterMediaUK in 2015 and is a Co-Chair of ITV Pride, she is currently responsible for leading the Commercial Marketing team at ITV, before that, she worked at Universal Music in product marketing and has previous experience working within the charity sector.  She is a keen diversity advocate with a particular passion for better representation of LGBT in media both on and off screen, she believes creating awareness and embracing authenticity is key to making positive change in our industry.

Alasdair Weddell
Director of Network Media at UKTV, InterMediaUK Steering Group

Alasdair has worked in a range of broadcast advertising and media planning roles at ITV, BBC, Sky and now UKTV.  He first got involved with InterMediaUK at Sky through the LGBT@sky network, but remained on the Steering Group when he moved roles and now represents UKTV.  Alasdair is a keen diversity advocate and believes that embracing authenticity is the key for businesses that want to create better work environments and better work.

Rob Ryan
Head of International Recruitment, Discovery

Rob is one of the newest members of IntermediaUK, He heads up the international recruitment team for Discovery Networks and is a key member of their LGBT group, Pride. Rob challenges the status quo and tries to look at things from a different perspective to drive change and diversity

Iain Walters
Senior Marketing Manager, Pride in London
Senior Brand Manager, King Digital Entertainment

Iain joined InterMediaUK in late 2015 after giving a presentation to the group. Iain’s background is in brand marketing, spending the formative years of his career at Procter and Gamble in Geneva. With his current role brand marketing of King Digital Entertainment, Iain gives a great link to the technology and gaming world. In addition, Iain spends his spare time leading the annual marketing campaign for Pride in London as their Senior Marketing Manager. Iain is passionate about raising the profile of the LGBT community and the work of InterMediaUK.

Matt Weaver
BBC Development Lead
Co-Chair of BBC Pride

Matt joined InterMediaUK in April 2015 as part of the Pride in London planning team. He is co-chair of BBC Pride, the BBC’s internal staff network group for LGBT employees. Coming from a technical background, Matt has previously worked as a specialist network engineer in the higher education sector. Having joined the BBC in 2013 he now leads the development team that builds the CBBC and CBeebies websites. In his spare time Matt enjoys swimming, having recently conquered his life-long fear of the water. He can often be found drinking too much coffee and likes nothing more than a night out at the theatre.

Karen Millington
BBC Assistant Producer
Co-Chair of BBC Pride

Karen joined the steering committee in late 2015. She is the co-chair of BBC Pride and is based in Manchester. With a background producing online content, Karen is currently working for BBC Bitesize producing interactive resources for primary-age schoolchildren.  Originally from the Wirral, when she isn’t working Karen enjoys watching her beloved LFC, working on her home and spending far too many hours on Netflix.

Erik Tomlin
Viacom | Coordinator, Music and Media Licensing | Business and Legal Affairs

Erik joined InterMediaUK in 2013 and is a steering group leader of Emerge, the LGBT employee resource group for Viacom.  He has worked in Music & Media Licensing for MTV for nine years, and before that was in synch licensing for a music publisher in New York.  Erik is also passionate about music and plays in several classical and jazz music groups.