All3Media CEO Jane Turton has been appointed chair of the Royal Television Society’s (RTS) board of trustees.
“Tom has been a fantastic chair of the board of trustees over the last three years. He has provided great support to me and my team. The board and I enjoyed working with him,” said RTS CEO Theresa Wise, in a statement.
As CEO of All3Media, Turton is responsible for driving growth both organically and through acquisition in the UK and internationally. The executive also oversees a network of award-winning indie production, distribution and digital media companies organized within the All3Media Group.
Joining Turton on the board of trustees are Netflix’s VP of content Anne Mensah and Sky Studios’ chief commercial officer Jane Millichip.
“The work that the RTS does is incredibly important for the television sector and its contribution to increasing inclusivity — and in particular supporting students and young people from a wide range of backgrounds working in the media — is invaluable,” added Turton. “It is a long-established and successful organisation – but feels very dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking.”
The RTS has also awarded eight fellowships that recognize industry leaders who have made “an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the industry.”
This year’s fellowships have been presented to Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk Productions; Sue Inglish, broadcaster, political journalist and former chair of the RTS Television Journalism Awards; Seetha Kumar, CEO of ScreenSkills; Andy Lucas, VP of global distribution technology at Universal Pictures International; Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV; Niall Sloane, director of sport at ITV; Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media; and Sally Woodward Gentle, CEO of Sid Gentle Films.