Indie production company DARE Pictures appoints award-winning social entrepreneur Michelle Morgan as the company’s new Chair. As the company enters its second year of business, Michelle joins in an advisory and supporting capacity, working alongside founder Derren Lawford, and the creative team on its business strategy, whilst ensuring its core mission and values remain central to the company as it enters its next exciting phase of growth.
Michelle Morgan is an award-winning social entrepreneur, Founder of Pjoys: PJ’s with Purpose, author (‘Own Your Awkward’), as well as a leading voice on mental health (Ambassador for Mental Health First Aid England). She has also been a regular speaker, panel guest and contributor at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, BBC News, BBC Radio, etc.
Derren Lawford, Founder & CEO, DARE Pictures said: “Throughout her outstanding career, Michelle has been an entrepreneur who combines commercial nous, with a sense of purpose, an appetite for disruption, creativity, innovation and a leadership style characterised by kindness. We're very fortunate to have someone of her calibre supporting DARE's next phase of growth".
Michelle Morgan, Chair, said: “There are few, if any, industries that are not facing significant challenges in 2023 and beyond, and there are none that wouldn’t benefit from a stronger presence of purpose and creativity at the heart of their organisation. DARE’s essence is built on a commitment to creative excellence alongside a respect for diversity and the human and business benefits it brings to work. All of this is driven by empowering leadership, allyship and inclusion. I’m thrilled to be part of the DARE team and journey.”