Zai was appointed to Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, in June 2019 where he is responsible for Sky’s portfolio of entertainment brands such as Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Witness and Sky Arts as well as Sky’s world leading home film service, Sky Cinema. Alongside the commissioning team he is responsible for Sky’s original programming and films such as BAFTA winning Patrick Melrose, Sally 4 Ever and A League of Their Own and the highly acclaimed and Emmy nominated Chernobyl, as well as shows like Riviera, In The Long Run, Breeders, The Trip, Cobra, Tin Star and Britannia. His remit also includes overseeing an enviable slate of US content, including Westworld, The Affair, Billions, Manifest, and Big Little Lies.
Prior to his current role he was Director of Programmes and previously Director of Sky Atlantic. Before joining Sky, Zai was Controller of BBC Three for three years, joining after 12 years at ITV where he was Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Controller of ITV 2.