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 previously 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.
Neil Zeiger is an award-winning producer of high-quality British drama. With over 30 years’ experience, Neil’s eclectic career includes producing for Nevision and Portman Film and TV, running his own independent production company Flickers Productions, setting up the BBC’s first Drama Department in Belfast and running the Lyceum Theatre. His roster of acclaimed credits include feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards; BAFTA-nominated TV series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries; The Negotiator, starring Brian Cox; The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Peak Practice, Kingdom, Doc Martin and award-winning theatrical feature film Lamb, starring Liam Neeson.
Anne Morrison joined Nevision as Creative Director, Factual programmes and a board member in November 2019. Having been a producer/director, Anne worked in senior management for over 20 years at the BBC, and, as Controller of Documentaries and Contemporary Factual, with credits including many award-winning programmes such as Dunkirk, The Secret Policeman, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, One Life, What Not To Wear and Top Gear. On leaving the BBC she became Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016, the second woman to be elected to the position in its 70-year history. She is now Chair of Pearson College London, a Trustee of the Charleston Trust and of Watersprite International Student Film Festival.
Zoe joined Nevision in January 2021 as Head of Production, Factual. Over the last 20 years, she has delivered over 200 films both in the UK and internationally across all platforms. After 13 years working at ITN Factual, latterly running the production department she left to set up her own indie 1212 Productions in 2011, which she continues to run. Over the last 20+ years she has sent and safely returned crews from the centre of large earthquakes in China, down to the Titanic, out to the Antarctic and in to war zones. She recently worked with Nevision on the 1×90’ film ‘The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards’ for Netflix. Other credits include: ‘The Real King’s Speech’ (1 x 60′ for C4 and DRG), ‘The Science of Interrogation’ (National Geographic and Discovery Canada Co-pro) and ‘Nile Rodgers- How to Make it in The Music Business’ (3×60′ for BBC4). Zoe will be working alongside Anne Morrison and the Nevision team on the development and delivery of all Factual content.
Matt has over 25 years’ experience as Head of Production, structuring and running successful international co-productions for some of the UK leading 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) and as Head of Production Matt now manages Nevision’s 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 Charted Accountant and established his own practice specialising in the music industry. 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 productions specialists. Baker Street have co-produced 30 feature films since 1998 at a total budget on 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.