Grant Mansfield is the Chief Executive and Founder of Plimsoll Productions. Before launching the company in September 2013 he spent 3 years in LA as CEO of Zodiak USA where his credits include Secret Millionaire, Celebrity Wife Swap, Hard Core Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing and Killer Karaoke. Previously, as Managing Director of RDF, based in London, credits included Ladette to Lady, Holiday Showdown, Oz and James Big Wine Adventure, Gene Simmons Rock School and Dickinson’s Real Deal. Before that, as Head of Programmes at Granada TV, Mansfield was responsible for the launch of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
He began his TV career at the BBC, first as a TV news reporter and latterly as the creator and producer of some of the Corporation’s most popular documentary series, including Driving School and long-running Vets in Practice.
At Plimsoll, Mansfield has created/executive produced many of the company’s shows including the ITV primetime hit Davina McCall: Life at the Extreme, Yellowstone Live (for National Geographic), Rescue Dog to Super Dog (for Channel 4 and Animal Planet USA), The Story of Cats (for ITV and PBS) and the upcoming landmark series Hostile Planet (for National Geographic). His shows have won several BAFTA and RTS awards.
Mansfield is a Board member, and Governor, of the University of the West of England and was recently voted the Daily Telegraph’s Business Leader of the year.