Puttnam, Lord David (Chair)
Lord Puttnam is an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express. He was Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 Television (2006 - 2012), Vice President and Chair of Trustees at BAFTA, and in 2006, he was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship. He was most recently appointed the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma.
Television news reporter and newspaper journalist. Jackie Ashley was a producer on BBC’s Newsnight in the 1980s, a political correspondent for ITN, journalist for The Guardian and political editor of the New Statesman. She specialises in the Labour party, public services, trade unions and women’s issues. In September 2015, Jackie Ashley has taken on a new role of President of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, which champions the education of women.
Christopher Beauman is Senior adviser to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has previously worked for three merchant banks, for British Steel Corporation, and for the Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office. He was on the Channel Four Current Affairs Advisory Board and served on the BBC World Service Trust.
Born, Professor Georgina
Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University, and a visiting professor in music at McGill University. She uses ethnographic method to study cultural production, in particular, music and broadcasting. She is the author of Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC (2004). Prior to her academic career, she was a musician, performing with Henry Cow, Derek Bailey’s company and others.
Andrew Chitty started his media career in the independent sector before working with both Granada TV and the BBC. He was a producer of Horizon, and in 1998 founded Illumina Digital, one of the UK’s most successful multiplatform producers, now acquired by All3Media. Chitty has been a board member of PACT and Skillset and is on Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for England.
Head of Brand Planning at Google ZOO, Lazar Dzamic is one of the leading digital marketing strategists in UK, with expertise in YouTube. He was planning director and brand strategist on award-winning accounts such as Visit Wales, Waitrose and GAP. He is the author of No-Copy Advertising and Shock Advertising and has been a cultural columnist in Serbian newspapers.
Forgan, Dame Liz
Journalist and radio and television executive. Dame Liz Forgan was Channel 4’s founding commissioning editor and then Director of Programmes. She worked as Managing Director of BBC Network radio in 1990s. In 2003, she was appointed as the chairman of The Scott Trust and in 2009, she became Chair of Arts Council England. She is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy.
Adviser on strategy, policy and regulation in the media and communications sectors, and specialist in the economics and regulation of public service broadcasting. Founder member of consultants Communications Chambers. and independent member of the board at ATVOD. Previous strategy and board level posts include Ofcom, ITC, the BBC, and was a member of the Digital Britain Steering Board. Foster authored a range of papers and articles on communications policy issues, including recent reports on the UK creative sector, the UK TV hub, and, for the Reuters Institute, "News Plurality in a Digital World".
Managing Director of Maker Studios, UK, Dan’l Hewitt works closely with global media broadcasters and brands ‘to help them reach an audience increasingly hard to find’.
Writer, journalist and lecturer, son of Richard Hoggart. TV critic for The Times, he has also written for Broadcast, The Stage, the Guardian, and many more. He is the author of 'A Man Against a Background of Flames'.
The Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London. He began his career as a teacher and freelance broadcaster for UTV, BBC and RTÉ before joining the BBC as an education producer in 1984. He was the BBC’s Director of Nations and Regions and, for three years, Head of the BBC’s Project North which included the creation of MediaCityUK.
Head of Media at the Guardian and previously its women’s editor. She joined the Guardian from the Financial Times in 1999 as its US business correspondent, based in New York. She was chair of Women in Journalism and remains on its committee.
O’Neill, Baroness Onora
Philosopher and crossbench member of the House of Lords. Baroness Onora O’Neill is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and a former President of the British Academy. She was the founding President of British Philosophical Association, and currently chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Petley, Professor Julian
Professor of Screen Media at Brunel University. Julian Petley writes about media policy and regulation and is an expert on the Pilkington Report. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journalism Review and on the advisory board of Index on Censorship. He is a former chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.
A senior television executive at Channel 4 for a decade, Kevin Sutcliffe is currently SVP for TV and Video in Europe for Vice Media. He was previously Head of News Programming EU at Vice News and a key figure in the launch of the fastest-growing news channel in YouTube’s history.
Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial – The UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art. From 2001 – 11 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions. She is a Trustee of Metal, and Advisory Board Member of Open Arts Archive (Open University), a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for the Arts Council of England.
Pat Younge is the Co-Founder/MD of content production company, Sugar Films, and founder/director of the creative leadership consultancy, WeCreate Associates. Between 2010-2014 he was Chief Creative Officer of BBC Television Production. Prior to that he was President/General Manager of Travel Channel Media. Younge has worked for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, served on the Expert Group of the European Broadcasting Union assessing the future of public service broadcasting, and is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society.