Edinburgh TV Festival education and talent director Campbell Glennie has been promoted to managing director of the festival and its charity arm, TV Foundation.
The organization has also hired Stewart Clarke, former international correspondent at Variety, as creative director of the festival.
Both of the newly-created positions are part of a larger effort to integrate the festival and the charity. Glennie (pictured), who has worked at the organization for six years, will oversee both sides of the UK-based media event.
In his career at ETF, Glennie has been responsible for the success of the TV Foundation’s talent schemes — The Network and Ones to Watch — and the introduction of initiatives such as TV PhD and the Living Wage Foundation partnership.
Clarke, who previously served as editorial director of TBI Magazine, is tasked with driving the “vision of the festival” and building on its editorial independence.
His appointment completes ETF’s senior management team for 2020, which includes Sophie Howard as director of partnerships and marketing and Sarah Vignoles as talent schemes director.
BBC2 controller Patrick Holland is the festival’s advisory chair for 2020. Themes for the event, held Aug. 26 to 28, include evolving TV ecology, the increasingly global market, and the role of public service broadcasters.
“Witnessing first-hand the transformative power of the Festival and our life-changing schemes over the past six years, it’s a genuine privilege to lead the organisation into the future,” Glennie said in a statement.
Clarke added: “The TV world in 2020 is changing, there are unprecedented challenges and opportunities for producers, broadcasters and platforms. Against that backdrop, great British creativity is setting the global agenda. The Edinburgh TV Festival is a place to come together and celebrate that, as well as asking some searching questions, meeting people and, of course, having some fun.”