Sylvia Sheridan OBE
(Chairman and Chief Executive)
Sylvia founded IMS in 1989 after twenty years in ITV educational and social action broadcasting at Thames, Granada, Anglia, IBA, and TV-am. She was a pioneer in raising sponsorship for charity programming including the first two ITV Telethons in the 1980s, and in 1999 was the first female member to be appointed to The Council of the British Board of Film Classification.
Under Sylvia’s leadership, IMS introduced the subtitling of television commercials to the UK in 1991.
Sylvia was one of just four recipients who received awards for services to broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in December 2001.
(Chief Operating Officer)
(Customer and Sales Director)
Mark recently re-joined IMS (this is his second tenure) to take responsibility for IMS's customer & growth strategies. Previously Mark has held senior commercial, sales & marketing positions with Blockbuster Video, Bass Brewers, Warner Brothers & The Carphone Warehouse.
Jeff Malina - C.Eng MIET
(Director of Operations and Technology)
Jeff is responsible for IMS's operations and technology strategies. He previously worked at Channel 4 for 12 years delivering TV broadcast business and playout systems. More recently he was a director at The Hampermill Consultancy providing project and programme management & business consultancy to media companies.
Sylvia has been managing the IMS Translation Department since August 2000. From a linguistic and IT background, her previous experience in the translation industry includes three years at Wordbank Ltd and one year at SDL International.
(Senior Account Manager)
Naz has been with IMS since 1995 and has over ten years’ experience in commercials subtitling. She is responsible for the overall running of the commercials department.
(Head of Audio Description)
Veronika is a TV and radio broadcaster and journalist with 12 years’ experience in the field of audio description. She compiled the ITC Guidelines for Audio Description and is now a nationally accredited A/D trainer.
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