Pat Younge


Before launching WeCreate Associates Ltd, I've spent over 22 years working in all areas of media, particularly broadcasting and pay-tv, in the UK and internationally.

Most recently I led the 3000 programme makers of BBC Production, the world's largest TV production business. Prior to that I delivered the turn-around of Travel Channel Media (USA), growing progits and revenues despite the global economic downturn.

As the Chief Creative Officer, BBC Production, I was the creative leader of the business, spending £350M pa producing global hits such as Dr Who, Strictly Come Dancing, Natural History, Ab Fab and Top Gear, along with many of the biggest shows for UK audiences.

As President/General Manager of Travel Channel Media (USA), I led the creative and financial turn-around of the network, and introduced an enterprise-wide approach to idea development which led to break-out hits such as Man V Food. My period leading Travel Channel Media (2005-09) culminated in a JV transaction, valuing the enterprise at £986M.

I speak at many conferences and events, have made the Industry 'Top 100' lists for Cablefax, Broadcast magazine and Media Guardian newspaper, as well as the UK's BlackPower list and Cablefax's Most Influential Minorities in Cable. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Royal Television Society, and my other interests include sport, films and current affairs. `i'm married with three children and live in London.

  • Work
    • CHANNEL 4
  • Education
    • Nobel school, stevenage
    • Cardiff University