The BFI is a registered charity, established by Royal Charter, governed by a Board of 15 Governors.
Chair: Greg Dyke
Greg Dyke became Chair of the BFI in March 2008. Formerly Director-General of the BBC, Greg is Chairman of HIT, a TV production company making programmes for under-fives, he is also Chancellor of the University of York and Chairman of Brentford Football Club.
Josh Berger, CBE
Josh Berger is President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain.
Pat Butler is a partner at the Resolution Group and an expert in corporate and business strategy, operations and performance improvement. Previously he spent 25 years at Mckinsey & Co, rising to the post of Senior Director.
Charles Cecil, MBE
Charles Cecil is a video game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software. In 2011 he was awarded an MBE for services to the computer games industry.
Ashley Highfield is CEO of Johnston Press. Previously he has held high-level posts at Microsoft and the BBC.
Tom Hooper is an Oscar-winning film director. His features include Les Misérables, The King’s Speech and The Damned United.
Matthew Justice is currently Managing Director of Big Talk, the multi-award winning film and television production company
Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, is a member of the House of Lords. She is a writer, broadcaster and political campaigner and a Diversity Executive at Channel 4.
Peter Kosminsky (Member Governor)
Peter Kosminsky is an award-winning writer and director behind some of the most important and revelatory television of the past three decades.
The Rt Hon James Purnell is the BBC’s Director of Strategy and Digital. He was formerly a Labour MP and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Lisbeth Savill (Deputy Chair)
Lisbeth Savill is a partner in the Law firm O’Melveny & Myers’s London office and a member of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice. She was the winner of the Women in Film and Television Business Award (December 2010) and has been involved in the financing of a string of hit movies including The King’s Speech.
Cy Young (Member Governor)
Cy Young is an elected Governor. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the film and television industries and is now retired.