LISA HARDY

- Director/Producer

Lisa Hardy is a highly sought after freelance producer/director, specialising in sport and new media.

 

She joined Sky in  2007 and quickly raised through the ranks to become an assistant producer on the darts, speedway, snooker and pool. Darts is one of Sky's crown jewel sports and is recognised for it's creative and dynamic output. She was also Invited to produce features for the US Open tennis in New York.

 

Lisa left Sky to gain valuable experience at Al Jazera working on football, boxing and tennis and, worked with Jamie Oliver at the Big Feastival and freelanced for independent production houses.

 

Lisa returned to Sky to oversee the formation of it's new Formula  1 channel which won numerous awards for it's coverage,

producing live and prerecorded shows as well as directing many high end shoots.  She ran the Sky F1 Insider Twitter account with over 50,000 followers and embraces new media and emerging trends.

 

JAMES FRANKLIN

- Creative Designer

James Franklin is a senior editor and motion graphics designer at Sky.

He specialises in short form output across all of Sky's genres

including promos, openers, title sequences as well as features and interviews.

 

After completing a degree in Psychology at City University, James covered the surfing and snowboarding world tours for PBA.

He then joined VSI, an independent production house, as lead editor.

 

Now currently based at Sky, he is responsible for all aspects of post production - planning, editing, audio, graphics, grading, compositing to final delivery across multiple platforms.

With over 20 years experience he his one of the most respected editors at Sky.

 

James is also director of FMG, a successful motion graphics company with clients including Camper, Channel 4, ATP, Matchroom, Heineken, Ford, Wing, VMC, Class Films, Skibbbly Media, IMG and UEFA

 

He lives in Brixton with his wife and cat.

 

 

 

SIMON LAZENBY

- Managing Director

Simon Lazenby is the lead presenter of Sky Sports Formula One coverage. Working alongside former drivers Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill the channel has twice won International Broadcaster of the year since it's inception in 2012.

 

Having graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 degree in Natural Sciences Simon began his working life as a commodities trader before joining Sky Sports as a runner in 1998.  He soon became a reporter on the BAFTA award winning Rugby Union coverage before taking over as lead presenter from 2002 until 2011. During that period he was the frontman on two British and Irish Lions Tours, 10 Heineken Cup Finals and international matches from all around the world. A keen all round sports interest has also allowed Simon to present England Test matches for Sky Sports Cricket coverage as well as European Tour Golf events, ATP tennis tournaments and the Poker Million.

 

Over a 17 year career, Simon is one of the most experienced presenters at Sky Sports having begun presenting and reporting on top level sport at only 23 years of age. He has a wife and young son and lives in Notting Hill in North West London.

 

 

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