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Turton, Woodward appointed to RTS board

UK-based forum the Royal Television Society has named All3Media CEO Jane Turton (pictured, left) and STV Group CEO Rob Woodward (right) to its board of trustees, in addition to presenting a number of fellowships to industry leaders.
February 24, 2016

UK-based television forum the Royal Television Society (RTS) has named All3Media CEO Jane Turton (pictured, left) and STV Group CEO Robert  Woodward (right) to its board of trustees.

The new appointees will now join board chair John Hardie, CEO of ITN.

“The strength of our board is vital in ensuring we make the most effective use of our resources, and with Jane and Rob’s extensive experience and industry knowledge they will make fantastic additions,” said RTS CEO Theresa Wise in a statement.

Elsewhere, the RTS has presented a raft of fellowships to individuals recognized for exceptional contributions to the industry.

The Society’s new fellows include Alastair Fothergill, founder of Silverback Films; Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert; John McVay, CEO of Pact; Charlotte Moore, BBC controller of TV channels and iPlayer; Stuart Murphy, former director of entertainment channels at Sky; television director John Watts; and award-winning writers Kay Mellor and Sally Wainwright.

The RTS appointed its VPs in 2015, tapping David Abraham, CEO of Channel 4; Adam Crozier, CEO of ITV; Tony Hall, director general of BBC; Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Group; Ian Jones, CEO of S4C; broadcaster Melvyn Bragg; director Armando Iannucci; and anti-racism campaigner Doreen Lawrence.

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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