Leesa Rumley

Head of Development

As Head of Development, Leesa has guided the team through numerous successful commissions for UK and international broadcasters.  From the major BBC2 returning series The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway with incredible access to the Crossrail engineering endeavour to the historical adventure Mutiny for Channel 4; the epic archaeology series Unearthed for Discovery Science and the natural history special Spider House for BBC4.

Since joining Windfall in 2001, Leesa has worked her way through the ranks on a diverse range of projects – including Producer/Director on Monster Moves – Rescuing Ramesses (NGCI), Generals at War (NGCI), Cold War Dirty Science (BBC4) and produced the BBC2 drama-doc Sea of Fire about the sinking of the HMS Coventry during the Falklands conflict. She was Series Producer of the BBC4 2011 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures – Meet Your Brain and produced the Grierson Award winning film Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo for Channel 4.  

Leesa is also Executive Producer of a number of projects that were commissioned under her development watch, including Horizon – The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body with Michael Mosley for BBC2, The Great Mountain Sheep Gather - a stunning combination of drone photography and poetry for BBC4 and her personal favourite The Wonder of Dogs on BBC2 - where her dream of putting a Shih Tzu on television was finally realised.