Our Team

The people who are ready to serve you.

Fraser Ayres

Co Founder & Joint CEO

Fraser has a fiery passion for diversity, inclusion, and access in all its forms and founded the TriForce Creative Network/D and I in 2003 as a way of addressing those issues directly through solution-based models and access altering pathways. As one of the few Showrunners in the UK as well as the creator of the only comedy panel show about Black history – Sorry, I Didn’t Know, Fraser brings a practical knowledge based on the realities of production and the industry as a whole. 

Minnie Ayres

Co Founder & Joint CEO

Minnie has been at the core of The TCN since the beginning and is also co-founder of D and I. Alongside supporting scripted and unscripted productions recruit more inclusively since 2018, Minnie is also an Executive Producer for Sorry, I Didn’t Know, the comedy panel show about Black history for ITV, Dead Canny, a comedy about a young Geordie medium for Dave, and Handle with Care, a feature doc about the foster care system for ITV. 

Charlotte Taylor

Senior Talent Manager

Charlotte joined the TriForce Creative Network & D and I family in 2021. Prior to joining the team, Charlotte worked as a freelancer in mainly entertainment and factual broadcast television. Transitioning from being a part of casting teams getting people on screen, to helping those behind the scenes and helping companies to crew up for their productions; Charlotte’s passion has continued to grow for ‘helping people happen’. 

Sam Fray

Talent Development Coordinator

Sam spent six years at a major broadcaster, working across several departments while actively championing the diversity agenda across the business, spending her spare time volunteering to run workshops for staff and youth talent schemes. Sam is particularly passionate about creating change in the Nations and Regions, with a focus on developing pathways and programmes that help diverse talent enter and progress within TV .

Yasmin Bowen

Talent Management Assistant

Yasmin recently graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Politics. Since then, she’s worked in schools and had a experience working in TV production before joining the team. She is most interested in helping young people start their careers in the industry and her favourite part of the job is seeing someone land their first role!

Julia Blackwell

Talent Management Assistant

Julia has held a range of roles both in and out of the industry with a continuing focus on disability inclusion, but anything that allows her to have a good chat and learn more about people is where she likes to be! So far, Julia’s favourite part of the job is finding out what people are working on and what they would like to do next!

Ali Armian

Social Media Exec

Ali has been a Social Media expert for over 15 years, previously head of the global ‘Popcorn Hub’. With a desire to champion unheard voices and emerging talent, for Ali, Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of his own identity and being able to use his skills to facilitate access is one of his great joys.