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 high-profile returning 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.
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson
Development Producer / Series Director
Mike is an experienced senior producer and director who has joined Air TV after 20 years at BBC Sport. Having run teams covering every Olympics since 2000, as well as the BBC's golf coverage, Mike now works across all of our series. He also leads on programme development.  
Lesley Sayers
Lesley Sayers
Finance
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.
Andrew Painten
Andrew Painten
Series Producer
Andrew is the SP looking after our new property show in the Yorkshire Dales. He's an experienced producer and director having worked on a wide range of factual shows. He's now leading our filming team in Richmond.
Nicki Copley
Nicki Copley
Producer
Nicki is an experienced producer who works across our emergency programmes. She was previously a producer on Dragons’ Den for the BBC in London.
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.
Gregor Stewart
Gregor Stewart
Edit Producer
Picture coming soon! Gregor is a highly experienced producer and director who is currently looking after the production of our Bangers & Cash series.
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.
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.
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.
Christine Hamill
Christine Hamill
Development Producer
Christine is a hugely experienced producer who works across all of the ideas we are developing. Her meticulous research and planning helps us to focus on the best ideas for new series. She's also working alongside Andrew to coordinate filming for our property show in the Yorkshire Dales.
Lucy Hester
Lucy Hester
Edit Producer
Picture coming soon! After several decades at the BBC, Lucy is now our lead edit producer on 999 Rescue Squad. She works alongside our editors to script and structure the programmes, while making sure everything we say is checked and double checked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonny McCashin
Jonny McCashin
Assistant Producer
Jonny is one of our shooting Assistant Producers, working across our emergency medical programmes 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER.
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.
Lydia Geronikolos
Lydia Geronikolos
Junior Researcher
Lydia is our Junior Researcher on our two medical programmes, working with Charlie to be the main point of contact for all of the patients who feature in the shows. Lydia's a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism course at Leeds University.
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. 
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. 
Richard Levy
Richard Levy
Editor
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, 999 Rescue Squad and Derelict Rescue.
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.  
Bob Bradley
Bob Bradley
Editor
Bob is one of our editing team, working on both 999 Rescue Squad and Helicopter ER.
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.
Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson
Location Edit Coordinator
Peter looks after all of our footage for Bangers & Cash and is based in our location production office in Thornton le Dale. As an experienced cameraman and editor, he also gets involved with shooting around the garage and is a regular face on auction days.
Michael Houghton
Michael Houghton
Edit Assistant
Michael is our multi-skilled Edit Assistant. 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!
Will McMullen
Will McMullen
Technical Runner
Will has recently joined Air TV and is our Technical Runner working on our new property show in the Yorkshire Dales.
Andy Yeomans
Andy Yeomans
Production Assistant
Andy is our Production Assistant, working across all of our shows from our Church Fenton office. He has previously worked as a runner for ITV studios, and also as a supply teacher.
Jake Smith
Jake Smith
Runner
Jake is a student at Leeds Beckett University with a passion for classic cars, so is well suited to his new role as a runner on the Bangers & Cash series - working out of our office in Thornton le Dale.