Meet the Staff


Suzanne Draffan, Commercial Director


Suzanne is responsible for client and Trustee liaison, business development and financial management. Suzanne has worked at various TV Media sales houses and commercial broadcasters over the past 20 years including TSMS, Carlton and ITV and recently with independent film and animation company Pushed Ltd.

 Jilly Payne, Programmes Director

Jilly is managing digitisation of film assets for the British Film Institute’s National Lottery-funded Britain on Film. The films from all over the UK are available free-to-view on the BFIplayer. Heritage 2022 is supported by BFI2022. Jilly has worked as a European television news producer/journalist.

Mike Brewis, Senior Technician

Mike is responsible for maintaining equipment, digitisation and extermal liason with clients. Mike is a former Archive Librarian at TSW and was Assistant Manager for the Drake and Odeon Cinemas in Plymouth. Mike joined the archive in 1993.  

James Gibbs, Technical Officer

James is responsible for filming and photography, technical maintenance, digitisation and digital strategy. James worked as a TV studio and satellite technician for the University of Plymouth going on to become a, news and documentary cameraman and editor at ITV Westcountry.

Natalie Banbury, Archives Assistant 

Natalie is responsible for research, coordinating the volunteers and collections management administration. Nat redsigns and creates materials in Adobe Illustrator. Nat has worked in interior architecture and design and theatre production and stage management.

Graham Russell, Technical Officer

Graham is reponsible for digitisation, colourisation. editing and IT support. Graham worked for Westward Television, TSW and ITV Westcountry as the Telecine and Studio engineer.

Support Personnel:

  • Accountancy: Anna Smith at SMS Bookkeeping, Sean Donovan at S G Heath & Co Ltd
  • Engineers: Jonathan Wellingham, Barry Smith and Lewis Gardiner
  • AV Consultancy: Tim Dollimore at The Media Workshop
  • IT and server technologies: Kevin Brownrigg at Options4
  • Website: Simon Osborn at IDAT

This page is dedicated to the memory of Jennie Constable.

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