The British Academy has a new leader.
Jane Millichip has been named BAFTA CEO, replacing Amanda Berry who stepped down from the role after 25 years at the Academy.
Millichip is a hugely well-respected TV exec with 25 years in the business, and was most recently served as Sky Studios chief content officer.
“This is the first time the CEO role has been available at BAFTA in over 20 years and I’m thrilled that we’ve pulled off a real coup in finding Jane, an inspirational leader who shares BAFTA’s values for making the screen industries more accessible, inclusive and environmentally sustainable,” said Krishnendu Majumdar, BAFTA chair. “Jane brings with her a unique and impressive combination of top-level commercial and creative experience that will ensure BAFTA delivers its charitable remit, maintains the gold standard of our Awards and makes a positive impact on the film, games and television industries. She is highly regarded as a global television industry leader and is brilliantly placed to take BAFTA to new heights.”
More to come