The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has appointed Jane Lush as its new Chair, succeeding Anne Morrison. Lush has been Deputy Chair for the past year and her tenure as Chair will run for the next two years. Morrison will be Deputy Chair for one year.
Lush said: “It’s a huge honour to become Chair of BAFTA, succeeding Anne Morrison who has taken the Academy from strength to strength. It’s exciting to build on all of those achievements, ensuring BAFTA stays ahead of the curve by continually enhancing our gold standard award ceremonies and attracting the brightest and the best to our membership, while expanding diversity across all our activity. I would also hope to extend our reach to younger up-and-coming talent through our excellent year-round programme of events. And I’m particularly looking forward to working with BAFTA’s brilliant staff.”
Lush has been closely involved with BAFTA for 10 years and joined the Board of Trustees as Deputy Chair of the Television Committee in 2010.