Kathleen Beedles is still in the soap game - she produces a show in Singapore called Tanglin. But I think she's back in the UK regularly, so who knows?
Jerome B-N is now Story Producer on Holby City, but he is a good suggestion. I wonder if he's too young, though?
BTW, I loved Diederick Santer's shady response on Twitter to the news about Sean O'Connor: