Andy Barnes didn’t become the sales director of Channel 4 with the
help of only one mentor - he’s had a handful.
Barnes starts by citing John Fox, his former boss at TVS.
’He was my office father. He protected me at the right times and let me
loose at the right times. He is hard-working, thorough, conscientious
and totally honest.’
At Channel 4 ,Barnes had the pleasure of working with Stewart
Butterfield, now managing director of Granada UK Broadcasting. ’He was
very intelligent, laid back, unfazed and allowed people to blossom,’
Ron Miller, Barnes’s boss at Laser, also comes in for praise. ’He was
quick, witty, a fantastic operator and equally at home in the boardroom
or the bar. No-one ever had a bad word to say about him,’ Barnes