Past advisory chairs

The Advisory Chair, working closely with Festival Director, curates the festival programme and leads the team of industry executives that form The Advisory Committee. The position of Advisory Chair is held by a different industry leader every year. Throughout the festival’s history, this position has been held by some of the most influential people within television.

2018

Phil Edgar-Jones

Sky Arts

2017

Diederick Santer

Kudos

2016

Fiona Campbell

BBC

2015

Zai Bennett

Sky UK

2014

Melanie Leach

Twofour

2013

Karl Warner

E4

2012

Kenton Allen

Big Talk Productions

2011

George Entwistle

BBC

2010

Deborah Turness

NBC News International

2009

Elaine Bedell

Southbank Centre

2008

Andrew Mackenzie

Twofour

2007

Peter Barron

Google

2006

Alison Sharman

Creative Consultancy

2005

Tim Hincks

Expectation Entertainment

2004

Murray Boland

CPL Productions

2003

Sara Ramsden

Love Productions

2002

Charles Brand

Tiger Aspect

2001

Jeremy Gibson

BBC

2000

Dawn Airey

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