Katy Thorogood

Chief Creative Officer


Katy Thorogood is Chief Creative Officer at True North.  Prior to True North, she was Creative Director at Ricochet where she grew the business with new titles including The Repair Shop, Sun, Sea and Selling Houses, The Bidding Room, Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop, Britain’s Top Takeaways and Kings of the Wood.  Alongside her experience at production companies, Katy has also held commissioning roles at ITV and the BBC and was Director of Programmes at Discovery UK.

When did you join True North?

October 2022

What do you do at True North?

I am the Chief Creative Officer, working with the Creative Directors and Director of Development to develop and deliver shows.

What shows are you particularly proud of that you have worked on?

It was a proud moment when The Repair Shop moved into peaktime on BBC1 in the first lockdown and it became the big, comforting hug the nation needed right then.

What’s your favourite bit of your job?

I love going on location in that first week of a new show when you can see all the hard work of development and pre-production finally turn into real telly on the ground. Always an adrenalin rush.

What show would you most like to make if you could make anything in the world?

I love the buzz of a live show so would happily be a runner on Strictly for a night.

 Anything you feel really strongly about in the industry?

That we all remember to have fun along the way and enjoy it.