Grant Mansfield is the Founder and Chief Executive 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, Lizard Lick Towing and Killer Karaoke. Previously, as Managing Director of RDF, based in London, his credits include 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, Grant was responsible for the launch of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and oversaw a large slate of non-scripted and scripted shows including Coronation Street and Cold Feet.
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), the Emmy nominated Hostile Planet (for National Geographic) and most recently, Tiny World (for Apple plus).
Grant is a Board Member and Governor of the University of the West of England, was recently voted the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Business Leader of the Year’ and, in 2019 led a successful process to sell a substantial minority stake in Plimsoll to private equity Group, LDC: the deal valued the company at £86 million.