Ally Castle and Louisa Compton of Channel 4 were honoured for their exceptional contributions at the Women In Film & Television UK Awards 2023, which celebrate women’s achievements in the industry.

Ally Castle, Channel 4’s Consultant on Disability Initiatives, shares the ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award with Tanya Motie for their advocacy of the TV Access Project (TAP). Presented by Jack Thorne, this award acknowledges women who have significantly impacted any aspect of production or contributed to women’s equality.

Louisa Compton, Channel 4’s Head of News, Current Affairs, Specialist Factual, and Sport, received the BBC News and Factual Award. Presented by Victoria Derbyshire, this accolade recognises outstanding achievements by women in news, factual programming, current affairs, or documentary work.

Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4, remarked, “Women in Film & Television is a crucial guild for championing the great work of leaders in our industry. The awards granted to Ally Castle and Louisa Compton underscore the substantial impact they have had at Channel 4, within the industry, and with audiences. Congratulations to both of them, as well as to all the winners this year.”

Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4 comments: “Women in Film & Television is such an important guild to champion the great work of leaders in our industry. The awards presented to recognise Ally Castle and Louisa Compton demonstrate the huge impact they have made at Channel 4, the industry and with audiences. Congratulations to them both alongside all the winners this year.”

Louisa oversees content ranging from Channel 4 News and Dispatches to Celebrity SAS and the Paralympics. She joined Channel 4 in 2018 as the Commissioning Editor of Dispatches. In 2020, she was promoted to Head of Department and established the new investigation unit. Louisa also launched the new strand of youth journalism content, Untold, and commissioned the BAFTA award-winning Children of the Taliban. Other programmes under her supervision include Davina McCall’s award-winning Menopause series, RTS-winning Rape: Who’s On Trial? and Undercover Ambulance: NHS in Chaos.