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MAMA Youth Welcomes New Trustee Sky Sports’ Senior Director, Sara Chenery

Sara Chenery’s Sky story began 28 years ago when her Father, a Chauffer for the company’s executives managed to secure her an interview as a Secretarial Temp whilst studying for her A Levels. Two days after her last exam she was taking dictation in a meeting with Sky’s Managing Director of Content, Gary Davey and media mogul Rupert Murdoch!

Sara Eventually took an opportunity as a Production Secretary in Sky Sports which involved running duties and soon advanced up the production ladder to Editorial Assistant, becoming the youngest ever VT Director overseeing replays on a live event at just 19 years old.

After spending several years as an Assistant Producer on the channel’s boxing department she was promoted to OB and Studio Director in 2001, across a variety of sports. As a Senior Director, Sara is now a team leader managing direct reports.

“As a director I have the privilege of working with the top talent in the industry and helping them perform to the best of their ability”, says Sara, “I’m now looking forward to using this experience to bring value to MYP. I’ve been part of this ever evolving industry for nearly three decades and I’ve seen many changes but it’s never been more clear that broadcasters need to do everything they can to ensure representation and inclusion both on and off our screens.”