Governors

The BFI is a registered charity, established by Royal Charter and governed by a Board of 15 Governors.

Greg Dyke (Chair)

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

Pat Butler is a partner at the Resolution Group and an expert in corporate and business strategy, operations and performance improvement.

Charles Cecil

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.

Alison Cornwell

Alison Cornwell is a finance executive with extensive film, television and broadcasting experience gained with major USA studios and with independent companies.

Pete Czernin

Pete Czernin lived and worked in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years for a number of production companies and studios. He featured as “a talent to watch” in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation Executives” issue of 1999. In 2005 he partnered with Graham Broadbent and set up Blueprint Pictures, a London-based feature film production company which has produced seven feature films including: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (directed by John Madden); Seven Psychopaths (written and directed by Martin McDonagh); and the award-nominated In Bruges (also written and directed by Martin McDonagh). Pete is currently prepping to release Posh (directed by Lone Scherfig) and is in production with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (directed John Madden).

Ashley Highfield

Ashley Highfield is CEO of Johnston Press. Previously he has held high-level posts at Microsoft and the BBC.

Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper is an Oscar-winning film director. His features include Les Misérables, The King’s Speech and The Damned United.

Matthew Justice

Matthew Justice is currently Managing Director of Big Talk, the multi award-winning film and television production company.

Oona King

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.

J. Timothy Richards

J. Timothy Richards is the CEO of Vue Entertainment, which boasts over 66 million annual admissions from 1319 screens in 145 state-of-the-art cinemas worldwide.

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross OBE is a mainstay of British television and radio, rarely off the airwaves either as a presenter or as a host of his own distinctive style of celebrity guest interviews. He presented over two hundred episodes of the BBC’s iconic chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, which won five BAFTA Awards. In 1999 Jonathan cemented his reputation as a passionate lover of cinema when he became Barry Norman’s successor to the BBC One flagship film show, a position he held until 2010. In 2011 Jonathan joined ITV to present The Jonathan Ross Show which is currently on air today. Other career highlights include hosting the BAFTAs, Comic Relief (BBC1), Channel 4′s Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and The Royal Variety Performance (BBC1).

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.

Andrea Wong

Andrea Wong is President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and President of International for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Based in London she is responsible for the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as the eighteen owned and joint venture international production companies around the world. She also acts as the company’s commercial and governmental representative related to production abroad. Previously, she served as President and CEO of Lifetime Networks, and as Executive Vice President, alternative programming, specials and late night at ABC.

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