Former BBC exec Anne Morrison will become the second-ever female chief of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Morrison, who began her career as a TV producer and director, will occupy the BAFTA throne for two years. She succeeds outgoing Academy head John Willis. For the past six years, Morrison served as member of the television committee, chair of the learning and events committee, and member of the board of trustees at BAFTA.
Commented Morrison, “Over the next two years, I want to build on everything BAFTA has already achieved, from the prestigious awards to the amazing year-round learning program that supports, nurtures and develops new talent. I look forward to sharing my passion for offering opportunities to talented young people, regardless of their background, and inspiring them to progress further in their careers. BAFTA has something for everyone, from young game designers to world-leading practitioners.”