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Bazalgette joins ITV Board

Sir Peter Bazalgette is to join the board of UK commercial broadcaster ITV as a non-executive director, starting next month.
May 16, 2013

Sir Peter Bazalgette is to join the board of UK commercial broadcaster ITV as a non-executive director, starting next month.

Bazalgette is currently the chair of the Arts Council and president of the Royal Television Society, and was formerly chief creative officer at Endemol.

ITV chairman Archie Norman said: “Peter has a fantastic track record of management of creativity in television and tremendous knowledge and experience of the global content business.

“His appointment is an important further step in building an ITV board capable of combining deep commercial skills with knowledge and understanding of the creative industries.”

Bazalgette is also a non-executive director of Jane Root’s indie Nutopia, and was formerly a member of Channel 4′s board.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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