ManagementPeter Scott: Chairman
Peter began his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather – now part of WPP. He co-founded the advertising agency WCRS in the early 1980s. The business became Aegis Group in 1990, the largest independent media buying network in the world.
Peter took a 10 year sabbatical from the advertising industry from the mid-1990s but re-engaged to lead the buy back of his old agency, WCRS, from the French group Havas in 2004. This business morphed into The Engine Group and grew revenues in excess of £120m with offices in London, New York and Shanghai before its sale to Lake Capital last year.
Peter recently launched his latest venture, Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing agency, where he is Executive Chairman. With its first acquisitions completed the group aims to build a digitally-focused network of specialist companies within the marketing services and technology sectors across the UK, Europe and US.
Aside from this, Peter established and ran a mineral water business, a farm, one of England’s finest Partridge shoots and, with his wife Jan, raised a substantial amount of money for children’s charities via the Ashe Park charity Polo matches.
Peter joined Ludorum as a consultant in April 2015 before being appointed a director and Chairman later in the year.Natalie Setton: Managing Director
Natalie joined Ludorum in 2008 to manage International Sales and Licensing for Ludorum. She was appointed Commercial Director in January 2015 before becoming Managing Director in March 2016. Natalie is now responsible for developing and implementing the company strategy for the exploitation of Chuggington and manages relationships with all major clients including Disney US, BBC, TF1 France, Super RTL Germany, ABC Australia and Fuji TV in Japan. Prior to Ludorum, she spent two years in children's TV distribution as Sales Executive responsible for sales across Asia working with other global children’s animated properties including Little Princess, Transformers and My Little Pony. Natalie, a fluent Japanese speaker, has also worked in Japan as an account manager in the travel industry.Nicholas Lewis: Non-executive director
Nicholas Lewis graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Economics in 1977 and gained and MSc from London Business School in 1982. In 1986, he founded Downing, which specialises in raising and investing tax efficient funds. Since its formation, Downing has raised over £1.7 billion from more than 35,000 investors and currently has about £800 million in funds under management. Prior to Downing, he worked with NatWest Ventures Limited and before that with Apax Partners and Co. Limited.
Downing have been investment partners in Ludorum since the launch of the company. Nicholas joined the Board of Ludorum in 2015Dick Rothkopf: Non–executive director
Between 1969 and 1975 Dick Rothkopf held various positions in Europe for Mobil Oil Corp. In 1975 he was appointed International Controller for Nixdorf Computer AG, Germany until 1977 when he became President of Douglas Dunhill Inc., a position he held until 1979. Since 1980, Dick has been Chairman and owner of Rothkopf Enterprises Inc. In addition, he held the position of Executive Chairman of Learning Curve International from 1993 until its acquisition by RC2 Corporation in 2003 and was Senior Vice President and a director of RC2 Corporation until December 31, 2006 when he joined the founding Board of Directors at Ludorum..Malcolm Paget: Company Secretary
After a spell as a researcher and lecturer in economics, Malcolm joined Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1985 where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and specialised in business advisory and corporate finance work in the broadcasting sector. His 12 years at the firm also included a secondment to the Serious Fraud Office as an Assistant Director.
Subsequently, Malcolm worked as Finance Director of HIT Entertainment plc, where he was responsible for floating the company on the London Stock Exchange. He has also held Finance Directorships at DLA Worldwide Limited, a recruitment business, and at Reed Health plc where he organised the de-merger and floatation of the Reed healthcare business from the rest of the Reed Executive business. He now also runs a London based Chartered Accountancy practice. Malcolm joined Ludorum as Company Secretary in 2008.Jacqueline White: Producer
After graduating as a teacher, Jacqueline moved into television production in 1985, beginning in documentaries and then Natural History programming with Partridge Films on programmes for BBC, Survival Anglia, Discovery, National Geographic, ABC Kane, WNET and Channel 4.
In 1991 she began working with Peter Gabriel at his Real World Studios producing the multi-award winning CD-Rom ‘Xplora’. She also produced music promos for Peter and other artists as well as show visuals for tours and exhibitions. Deciding to stay with Animation she then went on to work with the BBC in Bristol as Producer on the “Robbie The Reindeer” Bafta and International Emmy winning Half Hour Specials for Comic Relief and for Aardman Animations as Series Producer on “The Morph Files”, “Rex The Runt”. As Head of Production for their Broadcast department she oversaw production on Shaun The Sheep, Chop Socky Chooks, Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, Timmy Time and Purple & Brown. She joined Ludorum as Producer on Chuggington in 2009.Nolwenn Meyer: Head of Marketing
Nolwenn has more than 18 years’ experience in consumer marketing. Her track record includes working in the skincare industry for US based Guthy-Renker, the makers of America’s best-selling anti-acne product Proactiv, for which she helped set-up and grow EU operations. Originally from France, she has worked in London and Germany and speaks several European languages. In 2015, Nolwenn joined Ludorum Plc to manage Chuggington’s global re-launch including the build of consumer-facing digital platforms, content strategies and brand & retail initiatives around the world.Tom Hall: Production Assistant
Tom graduated in 2009 with a degree in Drama and spent six months teaching and living in Asia. On his return he worked at a Post Production facility in Bristol before going on to join Chuggington in 2014 as Production Secretary. In 2015 he was promoted to Production Assistant, and his current role is primarily editorial based developing content for our Digital Hub and You Tube as well as supporting Production and servicing Broadcaster requirements. In his spare time he writes & produces his own short form comedy projects.Karina Chakhoian: sales and marketing assistant
Karina joined Ludorum in 2016 as Sales & Marketing Assistant after relocating from Moscow, Russia where she worked at Melnitsa Animation Studios & Licensing Agency, representing two of the top five children's animated Russian brands. Karina has worked in the children's entertainment business for over 6 years, with particular experience in creative branding execution, retail promotions, brand marketing and maximising brand potential on digital media platforms. At Ludorum, Karina is managing Chuggington's creative brand execution on all product and promotional campaigns as well as further growing the business opportunities and market expansion in Russian-speaking markets.