The Team at ECFS has substantial experience in developing and operating film and TV production facilities around the world.

  • Jim O’Donnell - Development Director
  • Ian Lochhead- Property Manager
  • Yu-Fai Suen - Operations Director
  • Christopher Lucas - Finance Director
  • Dr Geraldine Cunniffe-Conlon - Innovation Director
  • Keith O'Donnell - Technology Director

Ian Lochhead is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and former Director of Deloitte Real Estate, previously heading up the Transaction/Agency Team in Scotland.

Ian has extensive agency and development experience having been involved in a number of complex projects in the Scottish market. 

Recently, Ian has been involved in advising Police Scotland on their estates strategy and the SFRS on HQ relocation.

As a former RICS Registered Valuer with extensive valuation consultancy experience advising both public and private sector clients across Scotland, Ian brings a strong commercial eye to the Team.

Jim has a longstanding connection with Film & Media sector construction projects including the appointment as Development Manager for Warner Bros on the development of the WB Leavesden Studio.

Jim was also the lead Development Manager on the subsequent development of the Harry Potter studio tour facility, also at Leavesden, which opened in 2012.

Jim's considerable expertise in construction & property development provides a guiding eye that aids in the steadfast delivery of the project from inception to handover by coordinating the Contractors, Design Team & Statutory Authority partners to ensure that the project is both sustainable & complementary to all relevant planning conditions.

Yu-Fai has over 30 years experience in the film and media industries. Currently heading up his own production company Berkeley Media Group, Yu-Fai was most recently the Managing Director of Pinewood Pictures.

Pinewood Pictures advised the Welsh Government and Isle Of Man Treasury on film strategy while being part of FCA regulations under Yu-Fai's leadership.

Yu-Fai’s producing, sales & distribution, and film financing career includes C-level roles at Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, Alliance Atlantis (now part of Entertainment One / Lionsgate) and has over 50 film and television production credits including Oscar and Bafta winning titles.


Yu-Fai attended University College London where he graduated in Mathematics and has been a member of Bafta for over 20 years including serving on the Film Committee.

Christopher Lucas has worked at the investment, operational finance and executive management level from early-stage and planning within the operational real-estate segment.

For the last 10 years, he has advised IGRM for various operational and development real-estate projects. From 1998-2010, he worked as an investment and risk analyst and portfolio manager in various regulated investment firms, reaching P+L responsibility for equity and bond exposures in excess of 400m per day.

Christopher began his career in local government, designing and running large central government-funded engineering schemes for residential and public buildings (including commercial) in London. Christopher is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Fellow of CIMA (FCMA), and a member of Wolfson College Cambridge and University College London.

Geraldine is a C-Suite and Board Executive with extensive international experience as a Chief Sustainability & Risk Officer, Founder, CEO, and Director across various industries and locations.

With a background in medicine, business and media, she brings expertise in sustainability, risk management, business strategy, and corporate governance. She has overseen sustainability and corporate responsibility for environmental services and GreenTech companies, founded a MedTech & Wellness company, and advised on the development of AI-driven biomedical data platforms.

She holds qualifications in Business, Sustainability, AI and Corporate Governance, including an Executive MBA from Trinity College Dublin and a Leading Corporate Sustainability Programme Certificate from the University of Oxford. While multilingual and a member of prestigious professional networks, she also leverages her technological expertise for global impact.

Keith O’Donnell has a long-standing connection with Financial Services Technology including an appointment as Vice President for Emerging Tech Innovation within a Tier 1 Global Bank.

Currently, Keith serves as an associate to the Scottish International Space Advisory Council (SISAC) and co-chair of the Emerging Technology special interest group within the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS). He maintains a long-standing relationship with ScotlandIS as a technology ambassador for Scotland, serving to connect multiple Technology Clusters internally & externally.

Keith has also been recognised as a distinguished Alumni of the University of Strathclyde for his technical expertise and his focus on the Technology ecosystem of Scotland.