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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Greg Dyke, the former BBC Director General, has been appointed its Vice President for Television.
As Vice President, Dyke will chair BAFTA’s Council, support the Academy’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and assume an ambassadorial role for the charity across the television sector. Previous Vice Presidents for Television have been Michael Grade CBE (2004-2010) and Sophie Turner Laing (2010-2015). BAFTA can appoint up to three Vice Presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.
Dyke commented: “I was delighted to be asked to be a Vice President of BAFTA. After eight years at the BFI, I am pleased to be staying in the television and film industries where, hopefully, I can use my understanding of both to good purpose. BAFTA is a great organisation.”