Lorraine Burgess

CFO at BBC Studios

Lorraine Burgess is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at BBC Studios. She joined the business as interim CFO in July 2021 and was confirmed in the permanent role in February 2022.

Reporting to BBC Studios’ CEO, Tom Fussell, Lorraine sits on the Senior Executive Committee (SEC) and leads the overall financial strategy and teams for the BBC’s commercial arm, as well as overseeing budgeting, reporting, business support and financial controls. She works closely with Fussell and the executive committee, as well as key BBC Group and external stakeholders, to shape strategy that will help BBC Studios deliver its significant commercial ambition.

Lorraine combines a strong finance background with extensive commercial, strategic and leadership experience in creative businesses. Prior to joining BBC Studios, Lorraine was MD of Green Door Pictures and its associated companies. She previously led Digital Operations, Commercial & Corporate Development for Endemol Shine Group and also held roles at Ingenious Media and Universal Pictures. Burgess built her early finance career across telecoms, banking and children's TV & licensing. Lorraine has a deep knowledge of production, distribution and brands globally.

Before joining BBC Studios Lorraine was Managing Director of Idris Elba’s group of companies, including Green Door Pictures and IE7 Limited. Prior to that she held a number of senior position across Digital Operations, Commercial and Corporate Development at Endemol-Shine Group.

Having built her early career in telecoms, banking and children’s TV, she went on to join Ingenious Media and Universal Pictures, and has a deep knowledge of production, distribution and brands globally.


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  • CFO

    Current role

  • Interim CFO

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