I'm delighted to announce that I've been appointed to the Governing Board of the British Film Institute (BFI). I'm really looking forward to working alongside the other board members to  support and promote British film, which has a wide-ranging cultural impact across the UK. 

You can find out more about the BFI here, the full press release about the new Governor appointments is below.

PRESS RELEASE: 3 May 2013

The BFI is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Governing Board. Pat Butler, Charles Cecil, and Oona King attended their first BFI Board meeting on 25 April 2013 with the eight existing Governors, BFI Chair Greg Dyke and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill.

Greg Dyke, Chair, BFI said, "We are very pleased to have three such talented individuals join our board. They each bring a wealth of experience, from finance and management, politics and broadcasting, to the video games industry. With such a talented team the Board is well equipped to face the significant opportunities and challenges in the years to come in supporting the BFI's growth agenda and international strategy for film.

"I'm also delighted to announce that Libby Savill who has served on the board for two years has agreed to become Deputy Chair of the BFI. Libby combines pragmatism with one of the best legal minds in the entertainment industries and she is a great asset to the board."

The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Greg Dyke and the other Governors are: Josh Berger CBE, Ashley Highfield, Tom Hooper OBE, Matthew Justice, Peter Kosminsky, Rt Hon James Purnell, Libby Savill - who now becomes Deputy Chair of the BFI - and Cy Young, now joined by Pat Butler, Charles Cecil MBE and Oona King.

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