Julian Burns

Senior Advisor

Jules Burns is one of the original founders of All3Media in 2003, and was COO of the group for 8 years from 2003 until 2011, and a then board director until 2014.

During this time, backed by private equity house Bridgepoint, and alongside Steve Morrison and David Liddiment, he grew the group through multiple TV production acquisitions and successfully completed 2 sale processes. From the cornerstone of the Chrysalis TV Group, acquired for £45m in 2003, he and his partners grew the group into a £320m business inside 3 years, selling it to Permira in 2006, and then subsequently to Liberty Media and Discovery in 2014 for £550m, making significant returns for his investors.

Prior to founding All3Media, Jules was at Granada Plc (now part of ITV Plc) for 26 years, culminating in the positions of Managing Director, Group Operations and Managing Director, Group Production before that.

He is an industry expert not only in the TV production sector, but also in media deal structuring and financing, making him an invaluable adviser to Helion.