Dan Jones, Alumnus of the Year 2009


Dan (BA Cultural Studies, 2001) was the University’s Alumnus of the Year in 2009, awarded for his contribution to the world of entertainment.

Dan heads up Maverick Television’s digital division as Creative Director for the digital elements of prime time shows including Embarrassing Bodies, Grand Designs and Was It Something I Said?

Under Dan's stewardship, Maverick has been awarded four BAFTAs, an Emmy, five Royal Television Society Awards a World Media Award, and numerous others, along with nominations from the likes of the Emmys and Rose d'Or.

Before joining Maverick, Dan was a multiplatform producer with an eye on innovation. He also founded the 4Talent awards and was Editor-in-Chief of 4Talent magazine, as well as launching Rolling Stock, the world's first film festival using newly installed screens on trains.

Dan said: “Being named Alumnus of the Year meant a great deal to me alongside the honour itself, having been born in Birmingham and then having made the city my home for nine years following graduation. Aside from offering me a great education, through an internship the University also introduced me to my current employer, Maverick Television, where I've enjoyed working for the past thirteen years.”

In 2013 Dan was named a Future Leader by the Royal Television Society.