Sophie Turner Laing
Managing Director, Content
Sophie Turner Laing was appointed Managing Director, Content in March 2007. She has overall responsibility for Sky’s portfolio of entertainment and news channels including Sky 1, Sky News, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Movies, as well as Broadcast Operations. Sophie also leads Sky’s relationships with joint venture and partner channels and oversees the international distribution of channels and programmes. Sophie joined Sky in March 2003 as Director of Movies from the BBC where she held a number of senior roles including Acting Director of Television. Sophie began her television career at Henson International Television, setting up HIT Entertainment with Peter Orton in 1989 and later moving to Flextech. She is a non-executive director of Debenhams plc, and a trustee of BAFTA, The Media Trust and the National Film & TV School.