Emma Willis

Managing Director

Emma was promoted to Managing Director at Twenty Twenty in December 2017.  In her previous role as Creative Director, she created the hit new history format for BBC Two, A House Through Time and the upcoming, Faster: Race The World, for Sky One. 

As Commissioning Editor and then Head of Documentary Commissioning at the BBC, she commissioned The Great British Bake Off and many other award-winning titles including The Choir franchise, The Secret History of Our Streets, The Great British Sewing Bee and The Detectives.  As MD of Twenty Twenty, she has overseen a period of real growth, the continued success of the international hit, First Dates, and the launch of First Dates Hotel

Alongside factual and factual entertainment, Twenty Twenty also has a thriving children’s department and a newly revitalised drama department with the upcoming 6 part series, Traitors, due to launch Spring 2019 on Channel 4.  A creative at heart, Emma’s business model is to mix genres, push boundaries and innovate. The money will follow.