Nigel was responsible for contract revenue and broadcaster relations worldwide and was made a director following his role as Vice-President Europe for WTN responsible for all revenue in the region and relations with broadcasters in both Eastern and Western Europe.
 
Previously he was Regional Executive in charge of opening up Eastern European and former Soviet markets, instigating the first international agency news feed to Central Asia and Eastern Russia through Intersputnik.
 
He first joined WTN as a news editor in 1985, before moving to Zurich in 1988 as Operations Director and one of the founding members of EBC (European Business Channel), a bi-lingual, English-German business channel for Europe.
 
He then moved to Milan to re-launch local entertainment cable channel Telecampione as a news and business channel.
 
Ibrahim Helal
Ibrahim Helal: Deputy Managing Director, News and Programming
Ibrahim Helal has more than 18 years of experience in international journalism, including roles with Egyptian TV, BBC Arabic TV, the BBC World Service Trust and the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel.
 
Ibrahim joined Al Jazeera English from the BBC World Service Trust, where he was Project Director for the Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the training and development of Arab media organisations.
 
Prior to this, Ibrahim was Editor-in-Chief of the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel, responsible for editorial policy and output during the September 11th attacks and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
 
With the BBC’s Arabic Service in London he participated in the launch of its Arabic website and news intake department.
 
He switched to Abu Dhabi TV as Head of News from 2000 to 2001 overseeing coverage of events including the death of the Syrian president Hafiz Al-Assad, the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and the second Palestinian uprising.
 
Before that Ibrahim helped to establish the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel as a programme editor from 1996 to 1999.

Ibrahim was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be one of the C-100 council for dialogue between civilizations in 2004 and by the same global organisation in 2005 as one of the Young Global Leaders.

Scott Ferguson: Director of Programmes
Scott Ferguson joined Al Jazeera English from Nimbus in India and Singapore where we was COO of Sports Broadcasting, having launched two new channels across Asia and The Middle East.

Prior to that Scott worked for clients across Europe, the Middle East and Asia including Orbit, BBC World Service Trust, CCTV, Arena, BAFTA and Cablecom as a consultant on broadcasting and production.

Scott has more than 25 years' experience in broadcast journalism and programme making, having originally trained as a researcher then as a producer and director with BBC Current Affairs in London.

He then went on to make programmes for BBC Scotland, ITV, Channel 4 and BSkyB in the UK as director, producer and executive producer, winning numerous industry awards.

As an editor and broadcast manager Scott is a former Head of News, Current Affairs and Sport for Scottish Television, Controller of Broadcasting for SMG and Director of Production for NTL. 

Morgan Almeida
Morgan Almeida: Director of Creative Design

Morgan Almeida has an award-winning
design background in branding and creative direction with a comprehensive portfolio of network TV branding, interactive media for web and TV, video and film design direction and set design.
 
At CNN International he was responsible for the creative direction of their global on-air re-branding and design strategy.
 
With the BBC, Morgan spent 10 years design directing across the complete programme spectrum from news to comedy to education to drama.
 
For US telecom Bell Atlantic he was Creative Director for a $500 million interactive TV project. He has also consulted for Lebanon’s LBC TV and Kuwait Television.
 
 
DEPUTY DIRECTORS
 
Al Anstey
Al Anstey: Deputy Director of News
Al Anstey joined Al Jazeera English from the UK’s ITN where he was Head of Foreign News - responsible for running foreign coverage and managing news teams.
 
Al previously held roles as ITN’s Foreign Editor and Senior Foreign Editor, in which he covered all the major stories in world news.
 
He first became a producer at the US’s CBS News, then moved to the start-up of the UK’s GMTV as News Editor.
 
Al was then hired by APTN to set up their offices in Asia, then switched to their Sydney office to set up operations in the South Pacific, before moving to London as Asia Editor with responsibility for all of APTN’s bureaux and coverage in the region.

 
Coleena Reid: Deputy Director of Programmes
Coleena Reid has over 28 years of experience in the UK’s television industry including roles as Managing Director of Broadcasting for Carlton Television, Controller of Broadcasting for four ITV stations, and Head of Faculty for Communications Media at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK.
 
Coleena’s responsibilities have included network and regional programme strategy, programme commissioning, production and acquisition across various genres of programming, scheduling, on-air presentation, promotions and channel management.