We’re proud to have one of the best teams in television!

As winners of the “Independent Spirit” award at the prestigious Yorkshire RTS Awards in 2018, the judges recognised how our commitment to development, training and teamwork was being reflected in our dynamic and immersive TV shows.

We are also very proud to be named as one of the “Best places to work in TV” in 2019 by Broadcast Magazine.

Our diverse team have filmed in extreme environments from the Arctic to the baking outback of Western Australia. We’re also the only production company with a full-time team of Technical Aircrew qualified to fly on UK air ambulances.

Our Team

Ian Cundall
Ian Cundall
Director, Exec Producer
Ian’s specialised in making and managing programmes in difficult, dangerous or sensitive environments - from filming the exhumation of a victim of history’s deadliest virus to discovering a lost shipwreck off Iceland. He’s worked for ITV, ITN and the BBC and is a qualified pilot.
Andy Joynson
Andy Joynson
Director, Exec Producer
Making a new series about classic cars is a dream come true for Andy. In a varied career he's worked as a series producer in current affairs, launched BBC One’s football show, Late Kick Off, and has worked with presenters as varied as rock legend Rick Wakeman and Richard Hammond.
Matt Richards
Matt Richards
Director, Series Producer
Matt is the Series Producer of Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad as well as overseeing several other parts of the company. As a hands-on director, he's often found at the sharp end of our filming. He previously worked for the BBC as a news reporter, producer and director and has filmed around the world.
Lesley Sayers
Lesley is our finance manager, looking after all our accounts and paperwork with many years of experience gained at the BBC. She’s also a keen golfer and was the first ever female President at her golf club.
Holly Pywell
Holly Pywell
Production Manager
Holly has quickly progressed from being a junior researcher fresh out of university, to one of Air’s most respected members of the production team. This led to her being shortlisted as the "One to Watch" at the recent RTS Yorkshire Awards.
Joe Foley
Joe Foley
Assistant Producer
Joe was officially the “One to Watch” for 2017 after picking up a coveted award as the most promising newcomer at the Royal Television Society’s Yorkshire Centre Awards. He’s one of our regular APs on the 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER series.
John Anderson
John Anderson
John is a hugely experienced and award winning TV cameraman and works across all of our programmes. He specialises in documentary, current affairs and observational series and is also a qualified helicopter pilot.
Daniel Green
Daniel Green
Dan is a cameraman and editor with years of experience gained at the BBC. He's worked on major series in the UK and Australia and now works on our Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad programmes.
Karl Ogden
Karl Ogden
Karl is one of the team filming the work of Yorkshire's HART paramedics for 999 Rescue Squad. He's previously worked on a wide range of shows including Shipwrecked, Hunted and Supervet. 
Georgina Kiedrowski
Georgina Kiedrowski
George is a vastly experienced Self Shooting PD who is currently filming on our Helicopter ER Series. With an appetite for adventure, she's survived on The Island with Bear Grylls and worked on several other adventure series including Hunted and The Heist.
Mat Heywood
Mat Heywood
Producer Director
Mat is a very experienced Producer/Director who has recently been working for the Guardian, Vice News and the BBC. He’s spent a long time working in the Middle East, filming and editing news and current affairs stories. Mat is now based at Thornton-le-Dale, working on the Bangers & Cash series for UKTV’s Yesterday channel.
Ali Beever
Ali Beever
Assistant Producer
Ali works out of our Thornton-le-Dale office, keeping track of all our filming for Bangers & Cash. She has many years of experience at the BBC, having worked in news and current affairs, and more recently has been working as a teaching assistant at a primary school.
Jenny Ramsden
Jenny Ramsden
Senior Researcher
Graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Jenny joined Air TV in 2017 and since then has progressed to Senior Researcher. She heads up the consents team to be the main point of contact for all the patients and other contributors who appear in our medical programmes. She also films the patient follow-up interviews that feature in our Helicopter ER Series. Most recently, Jenny was the lead researcher on Air TV’s River Walks Series for the BBC.
Charlie Wainwright
Charlie Wainwright
Junior Researcher
Charlie joined Air TV in October 2018 and is one of the team liaising with patients for our two medical emergency series, Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad. Charlie graduated from Leeds Trinity University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Our Post Production Team

Warren Baxter
Warren Baxter
Lead editor
Warren is our lead editor, helping to shape the look of all of our programmes. He's previously worked for Sky, Al Jazeera, National Geographic and Discovery and is now based in our York offices.
Chris Timson
Chris Timson
Colourist and editor
Chris is our Colourist and Online Editor, grading and delivering our programmes to the broadcasters. He's a keen cyclist and pilot.
Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson
Post Production Assistant
Rachel is our Post Production Assistant working alongside Chris on 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER. Rachel was the director of a physical theatre company before completing an MA in Post Production with Visual Effects at York University.  
Bob Bradley
Bob Bradley
Editor
Bob is one of our editing team, working on both 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER.
Kate Dobson
Kate is one of our editing team, working on both 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER. She's worked on shows such as Emmerdale, Heartbeat and Touch of Frost - as well as editing game shows, documentaries and current affairs.  
Simon Casson
Simon Casson
Editor
Simon is one of our editing team, working across 999 Rescue Squad, Helicopter ER and Bangers & Cash. He's worked for the BBC, ITV, Sky & Channel 4 editing all genres from Dispatches to Benidorm ER, Location Location Location and Antiques Road Trip. 
Tom Vallance
Tom Vallance
Edit Assistant
Tom is one of the newest members of the Air TV team. He joined us in 2018 after completing his degree at Leeds Beckett University. He’s now our super-busy Edit Assistant, working across all our programmes to ensure all our footage is stored, copied and prepared ready for editing.