Warner Bros. President Josh Berger to take over as BFI Chair
by Naman Ramachandran
- Honorary position has a term of up to four years
Josh Berger, currently a Governor at the BFI and the President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain, will replace Greg Dyke as Chair of the British Film Institute (BFI). He has been a BFI Governor since 1 April 2011 and will serve a term of up to 4 years. Chair of the BFI is an unpaid role.
UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, said, “I am delighted that Josh is to take over as Chair of the BFI next year. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, both as head of a major studio in the UK and as a Governor of the BFI for more than 4 years. I have no doubt he will be a great champion for British film.”
Berger said, “I look forward to working with the Chief Executive Amanda Nevill and the team to build on the great work that Greg Dyke has done as BFI Chair over the last seven years. Our goal is to ensure that the BFI continues protecting and promoting the UK’s thriving film culture and supporting and nurturing the ideas and talent that make up our world class British film industry, of which we are all so rightly proud.”
Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI said, “I am really confident we will sustain the momentum established under Greg’s leadership, and push ahead with our ambitious future plans. Josh is a global player, firmly rooted in the UK, and as our new Chair is really well placed to lead on the BFI’s mission to promote Britain’s thriving film culture and filmmaking prowess to the world.”