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Alexander Gardiner has a long track record of managing dynamic teams and delivering ground-breaking programmes. Until recently a commissioning editor at Channel 4, he had previously run Shiver, the factual arm of ITV Studios where he oversaw the production of a diverse range of output and hundreds of hours of television.

His personal credits include executive producing the ITV Leaders’ Debates in 2010, 2015 and 2017, much of ITV’s Sunday politics output, latterly Peston on Sunday, the Exposure documentary that broke the Jimmy Savile story, David Starkey’s Monarchy as well as Fact Ent series like Paul O’Grady For the Love of Dogs and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Alex became CEO of Rare in June 2019.