The Big Wave Team

Sarah Cunliffe

MD & Creative Director

Since setting up the company in 1995 Sarah has overseen all of Big Wave’s output and has won numerous awards and nominations for her work as executive producer and director.

Mark Woodward

Producer & Director

Since joining Big Wave in 2001, Mark has produced, directed and edited shows for the BBC, Discovery, ITV and Animal Planet. He has received numerous awards for his work and develops a lot of our in house ideas.

Emma Ross

Head of Development

Emma heads up our development team. She is also a talented director and has made many of our science and wildlife documentaries.

Vanessa Tuson

Head of Production

Vanessa brings a wealth of production knowledge to Big Wave and works across all of our output, overseeing the management and delivery of all programmes and working with Sarah on the strategic development of the company. She was formerly Director of Factual Programmes at Oxford Film and Television.

Mike Cunliffe

Series Producer & Director

With over 20 years broadcast experience Mike brings a broad range of knowlegde to Big Wave. Mike is Sarah’s brother!

Kim Keys

Head of Finance

As a chartered accountant Kim brings a wide range of experience having worked across a number of companies from SME to PLC’s.

Rhiannon Burton

Production Assistant

Rhiannon joined Big Wave in 2018 and works closely with the team on all of our output.