Mark Downie

Creative Director


Mark became Creative Director in 2018, overseeing all of IWC’s production and development. 

He joined from the freelance sector, where he served as Executive Producer on ITV’s RTS-nominated Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine and Development Executive at Label1 for BBC Two’s The Family Brain Games. He was Chief Creative Officer at Maverick Television from 2013-2016, having begun as an Executive Producer there in 2006. During his tenure, he drove development, production and multi-platform content creation, launching Embarrassing Bodies (C4), Bizarre E.R. (BBC Three), Stephen Fry: Out There (BBC Two), The Truth About Sugar (BBC One), Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (ITV), Born Naughty? (C4), Children’s Hospital (ITV), Nurses (C5), Engine Addict with Jimmy de Ville (Discovery), Fright Club (Sky One), The Art of The Joy of Sex (Sky Arts), Bizarre Crime (BBC Three) and the multiple Bafta award-winning Operation Ouch! (CBBC)

Previously at Channel 4, as Deputy Commissioning Editor, Features and Editor, Daytime Mark commissioned Come Dine With Me, Deal or No Deal and Coach Trip and oversaw Richard & Judy, The New Paul O’Grady Show, A Place In The Sun and Selling Houses.

He began his career at the BBC where he was Producer / Director on shows including The Ozone, Glastonbury, One Foot In The Past, Edinburgh Nights and Holiday, and was the creator and Series Producer of Dreamspaces (BBC Three) and That Gay Show (BBC Choice).

Most recently at IWC, Mark Executive Produced Selling Scotland (BBC One Scotland) and The Big Scottish Book Club (BBC Scotland).