At Redshift we care about our work. We are passionate about our subject. It’s our breadth and depth of knowledge that make the difference. We are all fascinated by the complex and fast changing dynamics that drive our sector. We immerse ourselves in it everyday to understand it better

The team is led by industry experts with extensive experience in advising senior executives across multiple industries and continents. This depth of expertise allows us to help our clients solve the complex array business problems facing the TMT industries. The firm’s flat structure ensures that employees at every level make a significant contribution to the firm and its development, fostering a supportive and creative environment.

Janice Hughes CBE

Co-founder and Director

Janice is a co-founder and Director of Redshift. She also founded Spectrum Strategy Consultants, a business focused on the media and telecommunications sectors that had over a hundred consultants and offices in nine countries.  Janice is a highly experienced strategy consultant having worked across the mobile, fixed, radio spectrum, entertainment, music and retail sectors for more than 20 years.

Stephen Taylor

Co-founder and Director

Stephen is a co-founder and Director of Redshift. He is a former McKinsey consultant and Stanford MBA who has been advising media groups on their strategic direction for over 20 years. During that time, he has worked with all the UK’s terrestrial broadcasters and many of the leading production companies, as well as traditional print and business publishers, government and regulators.

LLuis Borrell


Lluis is a Partner at Redshift. Lluis has over 25 years of media, sports and telecoms experience. He has led many strategy, regulatory and transaction support (sell side and buy side) projects across the UK, throughout Europe and beyond. Lluis previously was a Partner at Analysys Mason and also led their Media Practice internationally. Lluis currently focuses on the Internet transformation of the media and telecoms sectors. Prior to becoming a consultant Lluís worked at EUTELSAT, the global satellite operator based in France.

Ian Ritchie OBE

Associate Partner

Ian is an Associate Partner, providing subject matter expertise on projects in sports and media. Prior to joining Redshift, Ian was CEO of the RFU and has more than 30 years’ experience across business, sport and media.

Ian became a barrister after studying law at university; his TV and media career started at Granada TV

James Maclaurin


James has 25 years’ operational experience as a senior manager in telecoms. Most recently he was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Axiata and the founding Chief Executive Officer of edotco, the infrastructure spinout from Axiata.
James is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds degrees in Engineering and Finance from Scottish universities.

Conrad Roeber


Conrad has been a consultant to the media and communications industries in the UK and internationally for more than 24 years. Prior to Redshift, he was a Partner at both Spectrum and Mediatique and a Principal at ITN Consulting.
Conrad started his career as an Associate Producer for broadcasters including the BBC, Sky and Channel 4 before getting his MBA from Wharton and moving into strategy.

Rob Collier

Senior Engagement Manager

Rob is a Manager at Redshift providing project oversight and co-ordination in the media and telecommunications sectors. Rob is our insight lead, specialising in extracting company data and using analytical tools to develop insights and conclusions to support strategy and valuation projects.

Kaiyan Chen

Engagement Manager

Kaiyan Chen is an Engagement Manager at Redshift with a particular focus on sports and media sectors in Asia. Prior to joining Redshift, Kaiyan was Media Rights Strategist at T.E.A.M. Marketing, the global exclusive commercial agent of UEFA for its top club competitions.

Kaiyan graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University and also studied at University of Oxford where he achieved First (1:1) Class Honor during his study exchange. Kaiyan speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese.

Hamish Peddie


Hamish is a Manager at Redshift with a focus on telecommunications and media in South East Asia. During his time as a consultant, Hamish has been involved in transaction and strategy engagements for some of the most prominent investors across Europe, North America and Asia.

William Peet


Will is an Associate at Redshift with a particular focus on sports and media sectors in the UK. During his time with Redshift, Will has played a key role in advising many major UK sports rights holders on their media rights and distribution strategy plus developed the business plan for the drama commissioning venture, Atrium TV.

Deborah Clowes

Office Manager

After 10 years in Marketing and Advertising Deborah first started working for Stephen when he was producing and developing feature films.  She continues as his assistant while also managing the Redshift London office.  Please contact Deborah if you have any Accounts or UK Recruitment queries.

Kate Aylott

Executive Assistant

Kate has worked alongside Janice as an Executive Assistant for the past 15 years.  In addition to supporting the Redshift team, she is responsible for HR and marketing coordination and recruitment for the Hong Kong office.