Louise Bagnall

General Counsel (UKTV)

Louise Bagnall

Louise Bagnall is General Counsel UKTV & Director of Business and Legal Affairs UK Region. She leads the Business and Legal Affairs team at UKTV as well as providing legal and business affairs support to the UK region of BBC Studios. As part of the wider BBC Studios Business and Legal Affairs team, she reports to Martyn Freeman, Chief Operating Officer at BBC Studios. In her role of General Counsel, Louise is responsible for providing legal and business affairs support to all areas of the business of UKTV and the UK region in support of the company's strategic objectives, whilst mitigating risk and ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework.

Louise joined UKTV in September 2022 as Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Commercial. Prior to UKTV she worked for 19 years in the Business and Legal Affairs team at Warner Bros. in London and most recently at the company headquarters in Los Angeles. In her last role at Warner Bros. she was General Counsel for the home entertainment division. In that role she led a business and legal affairs team of 40 people supporting Warner's global digital distribution business, its legacy DVD business and its videogames production and distribution business. She was instrumental in digital initiatives such as the launch of premium VOD, bringing newly released films into homes on an on-demand basis. Before joining Warner Bros. Louise worked at the law firm, Linklaters, specialising in intellectual property.