Bennett is responsible for the operations of ITV’s London Studios, Manchester Studios and the channel’s film and TV equipment supplier, Provision, thereby covering a large proportion of ITV’s studio production, post production and location activities, including 350 staff.

Starting out in TV audio, he’s a former controller of operations for Carlton Studios and was ITV’s director of Northern resources for four years before taking on his current role in 2010. The 52-year-old sailing enthusiast is also chairman of 3sixtymedia.