The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s forum for television and related media, has appointed ITV Studios’ Julian Bellamy and Channel 4′s Sarah Rose to its board of trustees.
Bellamy (pictured, left) currently serves as managing director of ITV Studios, the commercial production unit of British commercial network ITV, and has oversight of a team comprised of more than 50 global production labels creating 7,000+hours of original content annually. He joined ITV in 2014 from Discovery Networks International where he ran production and development across 200 countries, with commissioning teams in five international bases as creative director and head of commissioning. Prior to that, he was head of Channel 4 where he oversaw more than 2,000 hours of original programming per year.
Rose, meanwhile, is currently chief consumer and strategy officer at British pubcaster Channel 4, where she manages the network’s strategy, audience and commercial research teams, as well as data science. She joined the channel in 2006 as head of VOD and channel development, before being promoted to director of commercial and business development, and then to director of consumer. She acquired her current title in 2018. Prior to C4, Rose was GM for digital channels at ITV.
In other appointment news, Siobhan Greene, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, has joined the British forum as the chair of the RTS Student Awards alongside Keith Underwood, COO of C4, taking the post of chair of the RTS Early Evening Events Committee, replacing former C4 chief marketing and communications officer Dan Brooke.
“Sarah and Julian’s wealth of experience and deep-rooted industry knowledge make them invaluable additions to the board and I look forward to working with them closely as we continue to support and champion the global success story of UK television,” said RTS CEO Theresa Wise in a statement. “We are also privileged to welcome two new and dynamic committee chairs, Siobhan and Keith, who come on board to drive our RTS Student Awards and Early Evening Events forward – upholding two core pillars of our organization.”