The Board

The National Film and Television School is a registered charity overseen by a Board of Governors comprised of senior figures from film, television, games and higher education.

Patrick McKenna | Chairman

Patrick McKenna is the founder of Ingenious and is chairman of a number of companies in the media sector, including Hat Trick Productions. He chairs the Young Vic Theatre Company and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths in the University of London.

Ian Lewis | Deputy Chairman

Ian Lewis is Founding Director of Serenroc.

Joe Bradbury-Walters

Joe is the NFTS Staff Governor.

Professor Geoffrey Crossick

Geoffrey Crossick is a Professor of Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, Warden of Goldsmiths, Chief Executive of the former Arts & Humanities Research Board, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) and Professor of History at the University of Essex. 

Phil Edgar-Jones

Phil Edgar-Jones is Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment at Sky.

Patrick Fuller

Patrick Fuller is Director of Finance at the University of West London. He is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting.

Rose Garnett

Rose Garnett is Director of BBC Films

Sara Geater

Sara Geater is Chief Operating Officer at All3Media

Caroline Hollick

Caroline is Head of Drama at Channel 4.

Oli Hyatt MBE

Oli Hyatt MBE is the co-founder of Blue Zoo and the founder of Animation UK.

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald is a producer and co-founder of DNA Films. His credits include Trainspotting, Never Let Me Go and 28 Days Later.

Leto Meade

Leto is the NFTS Student Governor.

Pukar Mehta

Pukar Mehta is Commercial Director at ITV Studios

Adil Ray OBE

Adil Ray is a screenwriter and actor. His credits include Citizen Khan, which he writes, produces and stars in, and Ackley Bridge.

Laurent Samama

Laurent Samama is the Director of EMEA Partnerships at Google.

Bal Samra

Bal Samra is the Group Commerical Director at the BBC.

Professor Mary Stiasny OBE

Professor Mary Stiasny OBE is Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), University of London and Chief Executive, University of London International Programmes.

Hilary Strong

Hilary Strong is CEO of UK and Europe, International Literary Properties.

Sue Vertue

Sue Vertue is a producer and Board Director at Hartswood Films. Her credits include Sherlock, The Vicar of Dibley and Coupling.

Dr Jon Wardle

Jon is Director of the NFTS

In addition to the Board, the School's Life President is distinguished film producer and educationalist Lord (David) Puttnam. He has held the role since 2017, when he succeeded the late Lord (Richard) Attenborough. 

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