Sarah Sparkes

General Counsel (UKTV) and Director of Business and Legal Affairs UK & Ireland (BBC Studios)

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Sarah joined UKTV in June 2019 in the role of General Counsel, responsible for all business and legal affairs operations. She supports the business in executing its commercial and corporate strategy by providing a proactive legal service to UKTV, helping to protect the business and minimise legal risk.

Sarah holds a dual role at BBC Studios where she is Director of Business & Legal Affairs, UK. Sarah and her team provide business and legal affairs input to all UK distribution activities in relation to BBC Studios content and brands.

Prior to joining BBC Studios, Sarah was Director of Rights at ITV, and her early career was spent as a solicitor at Olswang (now CMS).