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Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Experienced Chair: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector, Charities

  • 30 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in broadcasting, television, advertising, media, digital media, venture capital 
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Governance Committee member
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Current Positions

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.

Industry Knowledge

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.

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David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler is currently Chairman of The White Company and Domestic & General Group. David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies. Before taking on his current responsibilities, he was Chairman of Hammerson plc, J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc and of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc.

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Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He is also a Senior Advisor to Nordic Alpha Partners, a Council Member of Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

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Ho Kwon Ping

Ho Kwon Ping

Ho Kwon Ping is the Founder and Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd and Laguna Resorts and Hotels Ltd, and Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University and a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, the UK-listed spirits company.

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Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch serves as Executive Chairman of Sky following thirteen years leading the company as Chief Executive.

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