Kay Hutchison

Kay has run Belle Media since 2009. Companies she has worked with include Red Bee Media, Watermelon, Olympic Park Legacy Company, Air Group, ELBA, Chime Communications and Innovate UK.

Profile

Kay has also brought together large-scale cross-sector enterprise partnerships that included the top names from the UK’s creative and tech industries.

Before founding Belle Media, Kay held a variety of senior roles at BBC Broadcast/Red Bee Media, including Director of Client Services and Director of Partnerships responsible for developing and managing relationships with global businesses that included Microsoft, Apple, Siemens, VizRT, ITV, BBC, and Virgin Media.

She was the chair and driving force behind the media business partnership looking at the post Games use of the 2012 International Broadcast Centre and was instrumental in
shaping the vision for the site.

Prior to BBC/Red Bee she worked as an independent consultant on projects for Discovery Kids US, the UK Government’s Teacher’s TV and Channel 4.

Career highlights included leading the on-air launch teams at both Channel Five and the Disney Channel UK.

She started in radio as Studio Manager and then Music Producer for BBC World Service. She joined Channel 4 and progressed rapidly through a range of creative and editorial posts before setting up the UK’s first on-air Media Planning operation. Her very first job was in Marketing at Decca International where she was part of the team launching the Compact Disc.

Other Information

She was a Board Member of Skillset‘s Olympic Host Broadcast Training Programme and named ELBA Legacy Champion of the Year.

She held a number of roles at Promax, promoting excellence in channel branding and promotion. She has been UK Conference Chair, Exec Chair and an International Board Member.

Kay is currently Chair of the Tech London Advocates HealthTech Working Group and a Member of BAFTA. Other interests include film music, wildlife travel and dance aerobics. She is fluent in French having studied at Nice University and has conversational Italian.