Sophie Turner-Laing

managing director of content sky

As a child, Sophie Turner-Laing and her sisters would put on plays for their parents. Foreshadowing her future executive career, Sophie was always the director. She would turn a profit charging the audience for biscuits that she had “borrowed” from the kitchen cupboards. But it was working with Jim Henson on The Muppets that she credits with influencing her career path, describing Henson as a “gentle creative genius” who knew how to get the best out of the talent he worked with.  In her current role as managing director of content at Sky, the queen of content has overall responsibility for Sky’s entertainment and news channels. She oversaw the launch of Sky Atlantic and considers this to be one of her greatest achievements. 

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