Occupation: Broadcaster, TV Executive
From March 2009 to March 2012, Paul Jackson was CEO at Eyeworks UK. He subsequently continues to act as a consultant to the company. He is also now consulting generally in China, particularly with Hunan TV and has been involved in setting up a new network in Mongolia. He continues to executive produce entertainment and factual entertainment shows with Eyeworks UK. Until December 2008 he was ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy, commissioning and overseeing shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, Benidorm and Ladies of Letters. Before that he was working as Granada’s Chief Executive Officer in America (where he executive produced Hells Kitchen, Nanny 911 and Celebrity Fit Camp amongst others) and previously he worked in Australia as Chief Executive Officer of Granada Productions.
He went to Australia from the BBC where he held the role of Controller of Entertainment and Comedy, responsible for five entertainment and comedy departments working across television, radio and online.
In his production career, Paul produced and or directed a raft of entertainment and comedy shows for most UK Broadcasters, including Young Ones, Red Dwarf, Saturday Live, Girls on Top, The Generation Game and Blankety Blank.
He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's long-running series Britain in a Box.