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The Essex TV Board

Essex TV is governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Essex TV fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities.

Chair – Professor Mark Watson-Gandy

Mark Watson-Gandy is the newly elected Non-Executive Chair of Essex TV joining the board in February 2016.

Mark is a barrister in private practice specialising in corporate law and holds non-executive directorships in a number of companies. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, a Special Lecturer at Cass Business School, City University and is a member of the Court of the University of Essex.

He was knighted by His Holiness Pope Benedict in 2007 (Knight of the Order of St Gregory of the Great).

Non-Executive Members

Matteo Zambelli is a partner in the corporate finance practice of the law firm Zambelli Tassetto, Studio Legale and a lecturer on the University of West London LLM (Master of Laws) programme (Securities Regulations, International Banking Law, Legal Aspects of International Finance and International Arbitration modules).

Matteo is admitted to the New York State Bar, Solicitor England and Wales, Solicitor Ireland and to the Venice roll of attorneys.

Matteo was appointed to Essex TV in January 2016.

Executive Board

Tim Tiernan – Chief Executive Officer

Tim Tiernan is an online marketing and operations legend with over 10 years working with some of the UK’s best known brands creating websites, digital marketing campaigns and technical operations strategies.

Alongside this, Tim is also the Festival Director of the Hyperdrive Film Festival, a vehicle for independent science fiction and fantasy film makers to showcase their talents to audiences.

Tim was appointed to Essex TV in January 2016 and appointed to CEO in January 2017.

Alin Stacescu – Creative Director

Alin Stacescu is a media professional with more than 10 years working in every angle of television from shooting and video editing to production, broadcast, technical engineering and directing.

Alin previously created the Online TV station Health and Traditions Bucharest from scratch, including the broadcast concept, technical concept, design concept, implementation and staff training and was co-technical director for Romania TV Constanta regional television channel.

Alin was appointed to Essex TV in January 2016.