SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

RussLindsay

Russ Lindsay – Founder

Russ co-founded James Grant Media and over the last 30 years has managed many of the UK’s top media and sports personalities including Phillip Schofield, Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan, Clare Balding, Holly Willoughby, Davina McCall, Richard & Judy, Fearne Cotton and England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio. During his time at James Grant, Russ was the Creative Director of the Group and produced the majority of its productions in music, theatre & TV.

Since leaving James Grant in April 2013, Russ set up Infinity Creative Media Ltd, where he is the Executive Producer for each of the investor funded television strands as well as The Celebrity Cup. Russ sits on the committee of the British Inspiration Awards and chairs the media sector of Debretts People of Today.

RossWestgate

Ross Westgate - CEO

Ross has over 22 years in the global broadcast business, helping to launch the European TV operations of Dow Jones and CNBC. He developed the world’s first tri-anchored, transcontinental daily live newscast programme Worldwide Exchange, a show he hosted from inception in 2006 until leaving to help build Infinity, where he is also Executive Producer across the IFTV series.

Whilst at CNBC Ross additionally became the face of the channel’s media coverage, presenting ‘Media Talk’ as well as hosting panels and broadcasting from MIPCOM, the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival and Mobile World Congress. Ross is a regular business commentator and has been a frequent moderator at the annual meetings of The World Economic Forum in Davos, The Ambrosetti Forum in Lake Como, the CBI and many one off events including The Future of Digital Media at BAFTA.

Melanie Jappy

Melanie Jappy - Director of Programmes

Melanie began her career as a commercial property lawyer before being seduced into television by her love of food and cooking over 20 years ago. Since then she’s worked with and discovered some of the best talent in the UK. From Raymond Blanc to Mel & Sue, her career has involved making television programmes for every major UK network including a decade at the BBC where she was BAFTA nominated for Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection and received a Royal Television Society Award for her work on Who Do You Think You Are? Melanie joins Infinity as director of programmes having produced The Wine Show and is looking forward to developing a world-class production slate of content for UK, International and Digital distribution.