KBJ Management is a boutique artist management company established in 1999, offering tailor-made support to some of Britain's brightest broadcasters.
Joanna Kaye and Tracey MacLeod are supported by a dedicated and experienced team: Chloe Gott, Theia Nankivell, Russell Garnett, Heather Winstanley and Abi Welton. All corporate and non-broacast enquiries are handled by the COBJ team: Jess Hardy, Georgia Preston, Sarah Bright and Rachel Webb.
After many years of working in television behind, and later in front of the camera, Joanna founded KBJ to offer presenters and broadcasters the kind of advice and guidance she felt she needed when she was a TV presenter herself. She understands the needs of presenters and broadcasters and works closely with her clients on developing long and rewarding careers. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband, three children and various animals.
Tracey joined KBJ in 2004 after a varied career as a presenter and producer, and she brings many years of direct experience of working in TV, radio and print journalism to her relationship with her clients. She was one of the hosts of BBC 2's long-running arts magazine show The Late Show, led the development team at Planet 24 and hosted her own radio show in the early years of BBC 6 Music. For 19 years she was the restaurant critic of the Independent, appearing regularly on the critics' table of Masterchef.
Chloe originally trained as a journalist and started out in TV production as an AP at various indies. She then worked for a few years as an actors' agent before joining KBJ in 2008. During her time at KBJ she has worked across established talent and emerging talent. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Theia joined KBJ straight out of university in 2005. After 8 years she left the company to see the “other side” of television and worked in talent development for a production company. But the draw of talent management was too much and she returned to KBJ in 2015. She now lives in Wiltshire with her husband.
Russell joined KBJ in 2014, prior to this he worked as a Press Officer at the Edinburgh Fringe and assisted within the talent management arm of Objective Productions. During this time Russell booked national tours for comedians, produced festival shows and secured broadcast work for emerging talent.
Originally from Devon, Heather moved to the bright lights of London to train as an actor at Rose Bruford College. After graduating and a brief stint treading the boards she worked for educational charity, SGOSS Governors for Schools, before deciding to turn her career towards talent management. She joined the team at KBJ in 2017.
After studying TV and Film Production, Abi began her career in the entertainment industry working in various talent roles including stints on Take Me Out, Vintage TV. More recently, she worked with October Films, casting talent across both the UK and US. Following four years in TV, Abi joined the KBJ team in 2017 working alongside Theia and the rest of the team across numerous clients.