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Douglas Road managing director Angela Ferreira has taken on an extra role of heading up diversity and inclusion across parent company Banijay UK.

The group has named Ferreira diversity, equity and inclusion ambassador, a newly-created role in which she will work with Banijay UK indie bosses and senior management to develop and evolve its on- and off-screen diversity and inclusion strategy.

She will also represent the company in diversity-focused external industry groups and initiatives and talent schemes.

Ferreira already heads up the RTS diversity committee and sits on the NFTS advisory board.

She remains in her established role at Lenny Henry’s Douglas Road, which has employed diverse talent on both sides of the camera to tell authentic factual and scripted stories from a range of viewpoints, from BBC2’s My Name is Leon and Lenny Henry's Caribbean Britain to BBC4’s Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle and Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers.

Ferreira has previously been a commissioner for Channel 4 and E4 and an executive produer in BBC Entertainment.

Banijay UK’s other indies include DSP, Tiger Aspect, Shine TV, Kudos, Dragonfly and Initial.

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