BAFTA restructures senior management team and C4 PR Exec joins – Deadline

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced a restructuring of its management team.

Emma Baehr, Tim Hunter, Louise Robertson and Tim Yates have been appointed executive directors. Donna Mathews is appointed to the newly formed position of Executive Director of Public Relations and Communications.

The management team will report to BAFTA Managing Director Amanda Berry OBE and BAFTA Enterprises Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director Kevin Price.

The new management team is:

  • Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content (formerly Director of Awards and Membership at BAFTA)
  • Tim Hunter, Executive Director of Learning, Inclusion Policy and Membership (formerly Director of Learning and New Talent at BAFTA)
  • Donna Mathews, Executive Director of Public Relations and Communications (Formerly Head of Public Relations, Content and Programs at Channel 4)
  • Louise Roberston, Executive Director of Partnerships and Fundraising (formerly Director of Partnerships at BAFTA)
  • Tim Yates, Executive Director of Finance and Information (formerly BAFTA Finance Director)

BAFTA says the new structure is an attempt to provide a clearer line between governance and strategy for BAFTA, the charity, and BAFTA’s business ventures. Managing Director Amanda Berry OBE leads the creative and strategic direction of BAFTA and Kevin Price is COO and Managing Director of BAFTA Enterprises.

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Amanda Berry OBE, CEO of BAFTA, said: “I am extremely proud that BAFTA brings together great people to do extraordinary work, celebrating excellence and ensuring the discovery and support of the next generation of talent. I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Donna who completes our new management team. We can now move forward to implement our ambitious strategy and vision for the years to come to grow and develop our work, reaching more people than ever before. The new team will bring together their vast experience, knowledge and creativity to realize BAFTA’s vision for the future.

The UK management team also includes: Emma Perry, Director of BAFTA Media Technology (BMT), Julian Shaw, Director of BAFTA Piccadilly and newly appointed Carys Taylor, Director of Albert.

The BAFTA recently completed its 2021 Virtual Film Awards and finalized a lengthy review of its voting practices last year following concerns about the lack of diversity among nominations. The organization recently had to defend itself following complaints of racism filed by a participant in its Elevate diversity program.

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