7 August 2023
Insanity announces Entertainment team restructure

Insanity is proud to announce the promotions of Helen Gleave, Issy Lloyd and Neil Ransome as part of a restructured Entertainment team.

Helen, Neil and Issy have worked together at Insanity for over 10 years and collectively have decades of experience representing television, radio and digital-first talent.

Helen, who joined Insanity in 2007, has been promoted to Group Managing Director, with overall responsibility for leading both the Entertainment team, and the wider group business. She will continue to represent leading talent including Alice Levine, Laura Jackson and the globally renowned podcast, My Dad Wrote A Porno.

Issy started her career at Insanity in 2011. Over the past 12 years she has signed, developed, and nurtured the careers of clients including Maya Jama, Roman Kemp and Vick Hope. Issy has been promoted to Director, Entertainment and also joins the corporate board of directors.

Neil joined Insanity in 2012. He was instrumental in launching Insanity’s digital talent management business in 2015 and more recently the creation of Insanity Studios. He has been pivotal in signing digital-first cross over clients. His roster includes includes Zara McDermott and Yianni Charalambous. Neil has been promoted to Creative Director, Entertainment.

Helen Gleave, Group Managing Director, Insanity said: “It’s an honour to lead such a vibrant team. We have a culture like no other at Insanity and our roster reflects that. I am excited to work alongside Issy and Neil to lead the new chapter for our Entertainment team.”

Issy Lloyd, Director, Entertainment, Insanity said: “I joined Insanity straight after university as an assistant and it’s been a privilege to grow my career and my clients over the past 12 years. Insanity manages some of the most exciting names in Entertainment, and I look forward to developing both our talent, and the next generation of talent management executives.”

Neil Ransome, Creative Director, Entertainment, Insanity said: “The company has evolved so much over the past 10 years. We aren’t afraid to challenge the status- quo and our diversified roster of talent signifies our commitment to bringing through the future stars of the Entertainment industry in every vertical from linear and digital-first through to podcasts.”

Andy Varley, Founder & CEO, Insanity said: “Helen, Issy and Neil are exceptionally strategic and forward-thinking executives. They are bold, fearless, and ambitious, and I have no doubt they will take their team and our talent to dizzy new heights.”

About Insanity:

Incorporated in 1997, Insanity is an independently owned group of entertainment companies, with offices in London and Los Angeles.

In talent management, Insanity partner with premium talent to manage every aspect of their careers. They represent talent in all areas of the entertainment industry, including more traditional broadcasters, digital first talent, content creators, writers, music artists and brand partnerships.

Insanity represents a diverse range of talent in addition to the ones mentioned above including broadcasters Jordan North, Jo Whiley, Mollie King, Yinka Bokinni, Dr Zoe Williams and Sam Thompson, and music artists Talia Mar, Wilkinson and Shy FX

Insanity Records is an independently owned record label, under a long-term frontline label partnership with Sony Music UK. The team offer the passion and personality of an independent label, with the backing of a major label and the resources of a large entertainment group. Artists include Tom Grennan, Joy Crookes and Lost Frequencies.