MD Walker Productions
Helen McAleer joined Walker Books UK as MD in 2006 to focus on building Walker UK’s reputation as a forward looking company, geared towards acquisition and management of multiple rights, and to oversee development of the digital publishing strategy. Devising a multi-platform strategy to help deliver Walker IP to new audiences, Helen set up and became MD of Walker Productions within her first year.
Walker Productions has gone on to co-produce and develop several projects over recent years including Henry Hugglemonster for Disney Junior, CBeebies commission Tilly and Friends, CITV commission Fleabag Monkeyface and two series of the popular live action comedy Hank Zipzer for CBBC. Helen was an Executive Producer for both Tilly and Friends and Hank Zipzer.
Helen left her post as Deputy MD at BBC Worldwide to join Walker Books. Prior to the BBC she worked in publishing for many years across a number of roles at Penguin’s children’s division, Puffin and Random House.