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Jane Turton appointed RTS chair

Succeeds former Virgin Media chief executive Tom Mockridge

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed All3Media CEO Jane Turton as chair of its Board of Trustees.

Turton succeeds Tom Mockridge, former Virgin Media chief executive; she is joined on the Board by Netflix content VP Anne Mensah and Sky Studios CCO Jane Millichip.

The RTS is also awarding eight new Fellowships for 2019:

  • Kenton Allen, CEO, Big Talk Productions
  • Sue Inglish, former chair of the RTS Television Journalism Awards
  • Seetha Kumar, chief executive, ScreenSkills
  • Andy Lucas, VP, Global Distribution Technology, Universal Pictures International
  • Kevin Lygo, director of television, ITV
  • Niall Sloane, director of sport, ITV
  • Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media
  • Sally Woodward Gentle, CEO, Sid Gentle Films

RTS CEO Theresa Wise said: “Tom has been a fantastic chair of the Board of Trustees over the last three years. He has provided great support to me and my team. The Board and I enjoyed working with him.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Jane as Chair and I am very much looking forward to working closely with her. The RTS is also very lucky to be welcoming Anne Mensah and Jane Millichip to our Board of Trustees. All three are talented and creative business leaders who are at the forefront of developments in our industry.”

Turton added: “It is an enormous privilege to be invited to become the chair of the RTS and I am looking forward to working with Theresa, the Board of Trustees and the team as we develop and grow the charity.

“The work that the RTS does is incredibly important for the television sector and its contribution to increasing inclusivity – and in particular supporting students and young people from a wide range of backgrounds working in the media –  is invaluable. It is a long established and successful organisation – but feels very dynamic, innovative and forward thinking.”

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