As Executive Vice President & Head of International Contentfor National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), Mykura leads content development and production for the National Geographic Channels outside the US, heading up National Geographic’s growing international production hub based in London. He is responsible for developing and supplying new programming for the core National Geographic Channel and also for Nat Geo Wild, NGC HD, Nat Geo Wild HD and Nat Geo People.
In addition to his EVP role, Mykura serves asLondon Head of Global Development,bringing projects from UK-based production houses to National Geographic Channels’ global commissioning team in Washington, D.C.
Mykura has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry. Prior to joining NGCI, Mykura was most recently Head of Documentaries at Channel 4, and Head of the digital channel More4. His expertise guided More4 up five spots in the UK digital channel rankings, propelling the channel solidly into the top 10. Under his leadership, the Documentaries department at Channel 4 created and launched some of the channels’ most durable and successful formats, including One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A+E and Educating Essex. During his time at Channel 4, he also commissioned award-winning drama documentary singles and series, including Trafalgar Battle Surgeon, Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand, 9/11 The Falling Man and Diana – The Witnesses in the Tunnel.
Previous to Channel 4, Mykura was the Executive Producer at Blakeway Productions and spent ten years at the BBC as producer and director of factual programmes.
National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo.
Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages.