Alastair Simmons

Taskscape Associates Ltd

Managing Director of Taskscape Associates Ltd.

Alastair worked for the the BBC for 22 years where he directed, produced and edited television and radio programmes (including Radio 4 Documentaries, BBC1 'The Antiques Roadshow', BBC2 Music Festival, 'T in the Park'). He also led business, corporate, training, innovation and development initiatives (rapid introduction of new technologies, FCO funded overseas media secondment, new BBC broadcast centre production design). The company he founded in 2006 facilitates value addition for projects and organisations by enhancing their communication-based business practices. Taskscape offers consultancy alongside online media production and other agency activities. Clients range from the UN, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to CIAT, IITA and Waitrose and include commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Taskscape's work is undertaken in the UK and internationally across Europe, Africa and Asia. Alastair is an MBA postgraduate and active alumnus of the award-winning Lancaster University Management School and a Life Fellow of the RSA. He seeks, when he can, to offer training support to young filmmakers and production staff and to collaborate with organisations and individuals to help them communicate values-led endeavours in a value-added way.