Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman of ITV plc and the Chairman of Lovecraft Group Ltd, a venture-backed e-commerce company. He is also a Non-Executive Director of UK Research and Innovation, and an Advisory Board member of Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ltd. Sir Peter is also Honorary Professor of Creative Industries at the University of Manchester.
Sir Peter has over 40 years’ extensive media experience, having served as Chairman of the Arts Council England, President of the Royal Television Society, and Chairman of Endemol UK Ltd, as well as the Chief Creative Officer of Endemol, where he created successful television formats that were exploited globally. In 2017, Peter led the independent review of the creative industries for the government and outlined key recommendations for how the creative industries can underpin the UK’s future economic growth. He has a track record of successfully managing creativity in television, and tremendous knowledge and commercial experience of the global-content business, deep commercial skills with wide knowledge and understanding of the creative industries.
For 10 years Peter was on the Board of and an investor in the online market-research company YouGov.
He has also been a Non-Executive Director of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Chair of the English National Opera and Chairman of the Arts Council England.