Who We Are
James Cabourne is Executive Chairman and has been active in the City for over 30 years, with a focus on the insurance and re-insurance business. With a wide range of experience in major investment strategies, James brings an expertise for constructing business models to mature maximum value across a wide range of activities. This expertise brings clear and objective thinking to all Nevision’s project investments.
Nigel Pickard joined the Nevision Board with a wealth of experience in international television. He was most recently CEO of UK Kids and Family and CEO of Zodiak Middle East, Asia and Australasia, following Zodiak’s acquisition of RDF Media where he was Group Director of Kids, Family Entertainment and Drama. Prior to that, Nigel held senior broadcasting positions within the UK industry as Director of Programmes at ITV and Controller of Children’s at the BBC. His career has included roles in production as a film editor, director and producer. Nigel is also currently a board member of Dial Square 86 and President of TRX.
Neil Zeiger has been a Producer of top class British drama for over twenty five years. In 1980 he set up the BBC’s first Drama Department in Belfast and produced Kenneth Branagh’s first TV drama. He produced over 100 hours of the BAFTA nominated “Ruth Rendell Mysteries” for ITV the award-winning theatrical feature film “Lamb” starring Liam Neeson. Neil also produced the BAFTA-nominated documentary on the Bolshoi Ballet; “The Deadly Game” starring George Segal; Peter Ustinov in “Imaginary Friends”; Brian Forbes’ film “Jessie” starring Nanette Newman; “The Negotiator” starring Brian Cox; “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne”; “Peak Practice” and “Rock Face”. Neil was instrumental in the development of successful ITV series “Kingdom” starring Stephen Fry and “Collision”, a major five part series created and written by Anthony Horowitz. Recently Neil has produced the upcoming Nevision feature documentary, “Manolo”, following the legendary designer’s rise as an icon of fashion and culture.
Matt has over twenty years’ experience as Head of Production, structuring and running successful international co-productions for some of the UK’s leading independent kids production companies. In his roles at Britt Allcroft Entertainment, Hit Entertainment, The Foundation, RDF and Zodiak Kids, Matt has been responsible for the production of shows including “Art Attack” (ITV and Disney), “Sooty” (ITV), “Thomas and Friends”, “Waybuloo” (CBeebies) and “Zack and Quack” (Nickelodeon). As part of PACT’s working group Matt was involved in setting up the UK Animation Tax Credit. In 2017, he joined Nevision to supervise production of “Floogals” (Universal Kids and Channel 5). In his role as Head of Production for Nevision Studios, Matt now manages the kids and family development slate, as well as running his own production services company.
Tim Buxton has spent most of his career in the international distribution and financing of high end television programming. From founding ITEL (International Television Enterprises) in the early 80s, through five years spent at MTM Enterprises in Los Angeles, Tim has wide experience of putting together the funding for and maximising the exploitation of major drama projects. His Executive Producer credits of television dramas and low-budget features include: “Rebecca” for ITV, the Rosamunde Pilcher franchise for ITV, the feature “Saving Grace” and the series “Doc Martin” along with a further 30 titles.
Keith Evans qualified as a Chartered Accountant and established his own practice in the late 70s specialising in the music industry. His clients over the years have included Tears for Fears, Paul Young and Elkie Brooks and more recently Coldplay, Keane and Kasabian. Keith has also specialised extensively through his career in tax-related finance. In the mid-80s he pioneered “Enterprise Zone Trusts”, real-estate partnerships providing geared income tax relief to UK residents. Foremost amongst those developments were Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands and Salford Quays in Manchester. In the late 1990s Keith was one of the two founding directors of Baker Street Media, one of the longest established television and film finance production specialists. Baker Street have co-produced 30 feature films since 1998 at a budget total in excess of $250m, including “Saving Grace”, “Bloody Sunday”, “I Capture the Castle”, “The Heart of Me”, “Ladies in Lavender”, “My Summer of Love” and “Valiant”, as well as numerous TV programmes.