The Twig team

Find out more about the team behind Twig and our award winning films


Anthony Bouchier

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Bouchier is the founder of Twig and has more than 25 years’ experience in the creation, production and delivery of content for television and the internet.

After graduating from Cambridge, Anthony worked with the Mark McCormack organisation (IMG) for six years. Anthony left IMG to start The Quintus Group in 1991 and, with his partner, developed operations in Asia and Europe, producing sports and children’s programming for broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Supplying the BBC, Fox, Sky Television, Warner Entertainment, Sony and ESPN among others, in 2001, Anthony and Quintus moved into the online business, creating Wisden Online (a cricket website partnered with the Getty family) before purchasing Cricinfo. In 2007, Quintus was sold to IMG and Cricinfo to the Disney Corporation (ESPN).

Anthony founded Twig in 2009.

Catherine Cahn

Chief Operating Officer

Catherine attended law school at the University of California, Berkeley and is qualified as a lawyer in both California and England.

Starting her career at Latham and Watkins in San Francisco, she then moved to London where she spent five years in the City, working first as a finance lawyer at O’Melveny & Myers, and then latterly as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch.

Catherine is Head of Operations in the Glasgow office and production studio and has been overseeing all aspects of its development, utilising her experience as a television producer, lawyer and investment banker to run the production team.

Natasha Stillwell

Head of Content

Natasha Stillwell is an acclaimed broadcast journalist and TV producer who has worked all over world.

In North America, she hosted and produced Discovery Channel Canada’s flagship and multi-award-winning science and technology show, Daily Planet. She hosted Discoveries This Week for the US Science Channel and presented the pioneering education show, Cable in the Classroom.

In London, she served as European Correspondent for Discovery, producer and reporter for BBC News and feature science writer for The Times Newspaper. From racecars to robotics, movies to microbiology, Natasha‘s mission has been to unlock the mysteries of our planet and make science and technology as accessible and enjoyable to as many people as possible.

Karl Frearson

Chief Science Adviser

Karl Frearson is Head of Science at Eton College. After a career at S.G.Warburg Investment Bank, Karl moved to teaching. He has been teaching biology for 16 years, being Head of Science for 12 years.

David Wright

Senior Editor, Chemistry

After graduating in Chemistry from Cambridge University, David taught Science as a VSO volunteer in Papua New Guinea. He has been teaching Chemistry in UK schools since 1973 and was Head of Chemistry at Kendrick School for a number of years.

Iain Houston

Senior Editor, Physics

Iain studied Physics at Strathclyde and Glasgow universities, and then spent two years researching materials for use in thin film solar cells at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. Since 2005 he has taught at St Joseph's College in Dumfries and in 2009 was named Scottish Teacher of the Year.

Alan Parkinson

Senior Editor, Geography

Alan is an award-winning teacher and author who has spent 20 years teaching and three years leading curriculum development in the UK. He has written learning materials for use in schools across the UK and the US. Recent projects have included work with Google, National Geographic, Royal Geographical Society, Ordnance Survey and the BBC.

Paul McDonald

Paul spent 20 years in business before becoming a teacher, in roles from education consultancy to financial services. In 2002 he began teaching Maths in a prestigious girls' day school where he is also Head of Middle School.

Sue Martin

Lead Primary Science Adviser

Sue spent 10 years as a specialist science teacher in primary schools. She was named Primary Science Teacher of the Year in 2012 and became a head teacher in 2013.

Academic Consultants

Matthew Abernathy (Physics)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Glasgow

Dr David Beel (Human Geography)

University of Glasgow

Dr Rosie Coates (Chemistry)

University College London

Melissa Duncan (Maths)

University of Oxford

Dr Alex Hayward (Biology)

Imperial College, Edinburgh University, University of Oxford

Chris Gray (Physics)

University of Oxford

Thomas Herrington (Chemistry)

University of Oxford, Imperial College London

Dr Dan Hobley (Earth Science)

University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Virginia

Neil Thomson (Chemistry)

University of Strathclyde

Clementine Cheetham (Physics)

Imperial College

Benjamin Bleasdale (Biology)

Imperial College