Samantha Hammonds

Samantha Hammonds is General Counsel.

Samantha Hammonds

Samantha joined UKTV in January 2016 in the newly-created role of General Counsel, responsible for all business and legal affairs operations. She provides a proactive legal service to UKTV, helping the business execute its commercial and corporate strategy, protect its intellectual property rights and minimise legal risk.

Samantha, who is a board member of Women in Film and Television, has extensive experience in the broadcasting industry, including 17 years at Sky, where she was most recently Head of Legal for Content and Copyright. In that role, she oversaw the growth in the broadcaster's content business and expansion of commissioning, production and distribution businesses, as well as the renewal of Sky's major acquisition deals from all the major Studios.

Having graduated from Oxford University with a degree in PPE, Samantha attended Guildford College of Law and trained with Media law specialists, Goodman Derrick.