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

As winners of the “Independent Spirit” award for the second year running at the prestigious Yorkshire RTS Awards, 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 2020 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

Matt Richards
Matt Richards
Managing Director, Exec Producer
Matt is Air TV's Managing Director as well as being an Executive Producer on many of our shows. As a keen programme maker, he's often found at the sharp end of our filming. He has led our filming teams on Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad for several years, and is now also overseeing work on our new property renovation series Derelict Rescue.
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.
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.
Adam Barber
Adam Barber
Production Manager
Adam is the main point of contact for logistics, edit schedules and deliveries across all of our programmes. He’s had a long career at the BBC working in scheduling and production support roles and has most recently been working as a Talent Manger.
Melissa Sherwood
Mel takes the lead on the compliance and delivery of our medical shows including Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad. She’s an experienced Producer, having recently worked on The Yorkshire Job Centre, Wild Animal Rescue, The Shift: Women on the Force and A&E Live.
Jenny Ramsden
Jenny Ramsden
Assistant Producer
Graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Jenny joined Air TV in 2017 and since then has progressed to Assistant Producer and now works across several of our shows. She is currently co-ordinating the filming for our new Derelict Rescue series, as well as filming on the air ambulance for Helicopter ER.
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 now works across all of our shows and can often be found filming for Helicopter ER, 999 Rescue Squad and Bangers & Cash.
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.
John Anderson
John Anderson
Series Director
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.
Georgina Kiedrowski
Georgina Kiedrowski
Producer Director
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.
Kristian Bamforth
Kristian Bamforth
DV Director
Kristian is an experienced DV Director working on our 999 Rescue Squad programme at the HART base in Leeds. He's worked on a variety of shows including Mudertown, M1: The Motorway that made Britain and Holidaying with Jane McDonald.
Daniel Green
Daniel Green
Producer Director
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.
Chris Lambert
Chris Lambert
Producer Director
Chris is one of our multi-skilled Producer Directors. He's currently working on the 999 Rescue Squad Series, following the work of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Team.
Charlie Wainwright
Charlie Wainwright
Senior 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 Journalism.
Amy Herdman
Amy Herdman
Production Assistant
Amy is our Production Assistant, working across all of our programmes. She is from the North East and recently completed a Production Management course at Leeds Trinity University after gaining a degree in Media Production and English at Leeds University. She’s a qualified football coach and referee and enjoys snowboarding and triathlons. 
Holly Pywell
Holly Pywell
Holly is our multi-talented Production Manager. She is currently enjoying a 12 month career break, and is planning to be back with us in Autumn 2021.
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.
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.
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. 
Bob Bradley
Bob Bradley
Editor
Bob is one of our editing team, working on both 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER.
Kate Dobson
Kate Dobson
Editor
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.  
Richard Levy
Picture coming soon! Richard is one of our editors, working across all of our shows. With decades of experience at the BBC, Richard is now bringing his skills to Helicopter ER and Derelict Rescue.
Tom Vallance
Tom Vallance
Junior Editor
Tom is one of our Junior Editors, helping to craft the stories in our emergency programmes Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad. He joined us as an Edit Assistant in 2018 after completing his degree at Leeds Beckett University.
Michael Houghton
Michael Houghton
Edit Assistant
Michael is another of our multi-skilled Edit Assistants. He works to support all the editors and our post production operation. Michael has a degree in Film and Television, and is our second fully qualified football referee!
Zac Spooner-Barlow
Zac Spooner-Barlow
Edit Assistant
Zac is the newest member of the Air TV team, joining us in Summer 2020 as our new Edit Assistant. He's in charge of keeping track of all of our footage and preparing material for the editors across all of our programmes. Zac has a degree in filmmaking from the Northern Film School and has a passion for all things post-production.