Brave Bison names three new senior hires


London-based social video company Brave Bison, has announced the appointment of Fran Hale as Sales Director, Ben Sinden as Publishing Director and Louise Parker as Chief of Staff. 

The three hires signal a new wave of senior management brought in by top technology executive Kate Burns (left, main photo), who became CEO of Brave Bison in April of this year.

Hale (2nd from right, main photo) joins Brave Bison from PMYB influencer agency and has previously held roles at Myspace,, Mixcloud and Vevo. 

Having held leadership positions at Netflix, Telegraph Media Group and ITV, Sinden joins Brave Bison as Managing Director, Publishing. 

Previously, Sinden (2nd from left, main photo) has led content and publicity teams at international publishers and global entertainment corporations, delivered video technology products and infrastructure, raised VC funding and built multiple digital teams and businesses in start-up and corporate environments.

And Parker (right, main photo) joins from Insurtech Gateway, the insurance tech accelerator backed by Hambro Perks, as Brave Bison’s Chief of Staff. 

She previously worked as a technician on feature films for seven years, most recently working as a Production Coordinator on Taken 3. 

After a career move which saw her complete an MBA at Warwick Business School, Parker helped launch Insurtech Gateway at leading London venture firm Hambro Perks.

There she became “Head of Deadflow”, vetting over 100 start-ups and taking startups through to investment.