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Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Experienced Chairman: 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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Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He is also Partner and Chairman of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R). 

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Christine Hodgson CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE is Chairman of Severn Trent plc and The Careers & Enterprise Co ltd. She is also a Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered plc. Christine was previously Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, one of the world’s largest technology and professional services groups.

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Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik has been Chairman of Scandinavian Airline Systems, Chairman of Telenor ASA, Chairman of the Oslo Stock Exchange, TV2, and Deputy Chairman of PGS ASA. Harald is currently Chairman of NRC (a global refuge organisation), Chairman of Kraft Bank, Chairman of BOS PS Group, Chairman of Barratt Due Music Institute and a member of the Board of Umoe ASA. 

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