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Eileen Gallagher

Independent Director

Eileen in an Independent Director on the Glasgow 2014 Board, and brings an extensive knowledge of broadcasting and media to the mix.

Her wide scope of experience includes co-founding Shed Productions in 1998, and producing successful programmes such as Footballer's Wives, Waterloo Road and Hope Springs.

Eileen floated Shed Productions on the Aim market in March 2005 which enabled the company to expand and diversify including acquisitions in the US. After ten years as MD of Shed Productions and then Chief Executive of the Shed Media Group, Eileen handed over the reins in January 2009 and returned to her creative roots as CEO of the drama specialist Shed Productions working on projects in the UK and the US and remains on the board of Shed Media helping to guide group strategy.

Shed Media Group is now one of the most successful UK independent producers with offices in London, Brighton and Glasgow and a thriving US base producing major productions for US networks.

In 2002/2003 Eileen picked up two industry awards for outstanding achievements for her work with Shed and the independent production sector as a whole.

In 2009 Eileen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and is now a Doctor of Letters.

Born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow University (MA Hons Politics), Eileen started as freelance journalist and joined Scottish Television in 1980 rising to become Head of Broadcasting. She then moved to Granada TV as Deputy Director of Broadcasting and London Weekend TV as Managing Director.

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