Anne Mensah was appointed Head of Drama at Sky for its entertainment channels in August 2011. Sky’s drama output includes the critically acclaimed Hit & Miss, Sky Atlantic’s first original drama commission; Sinbad; Strike Back, Bedlam; Falcón; Mad Dogs; The Take, starring Tom Hardy, and the recent reinvention of Treasure Island starring Eddie Izzard.
Prior to joining Sky, Anne had spent 10 years at the BBC. In her latest role she was Head of Independent Drama as well as Head of Drama for BBC Scotland. In this dual role, she was responsible for overseeing all independent drama output across the BBC channels as well as all drama output from Scotland.
Anne has developed, commissioned and worked with the very best of British drama to produce an impressive array of hits across the BBC channels. This includes the multi award-winning Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, Case Histories starring Jason Issacs, Zen starring Rufus Sewell and God on Trial with Stephen Dillane, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgard and Sir Antony Sher. Other shows include BFTA and RTS award winning Bodies as well as Waterloo Road, Single Father, Hattie, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee and Lip Service.
Anne began her career in television in 1994 working at Carlton Television as a graduate management trainee. After two years she joined Noel Gay Television where she helped to produce the RTS award winning documentary Windrush for BBC2 before becoming Managing Director. Anne also created the hit teen reality show, Cruel Summer for the Trouble Channel and Brighter Pictures.