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BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry to step down

Organisations chief operating officer Kevin Price will leave in September 2022

BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry has announced she plans to step down from her role in the autumn of 2023, after 25 years with the organisation.

BAFTA chief operating officer Kevin Price will leave in September 2022.

Berry said the upcoming 75th anniversary of BAFTA felt like the “right time to pass on the mask”.

“It has been an absolute honour to have led BAFTA,” she added. “We are the only global arts charity representing film, games and television, and I am incredibly proud of our work enabling talented people from all backgrounds to progress their careers in these industries, as well as our ability to reach and inspire global audiences with our awards ceremonies, events and content.

“I would like to sincerely thank all the amazing people who have tirelessly supported us over many years, including the BAFTA team, chairs, boards, and committees past and present, our members, the film, games and television industries, and our partners and donors who have believed in us and our vision.”

Berry will oversee the recruitment of Price’s successor next year, and BAFTA’s board will be begin the search for her replacement in 2023.

Dame Pippa Harris, BAFTA vice president for television added: “Amanda has grown BAFTA into a unique and world-leading arts organisation that supports thousands of talented individuals at the start of their careers in film, games and television. Kevin has been responsible for many of BAFTA’s successes too, from the turnaround of the hospitality business at 195 Piccadilly as a vital income generator for BAFTA’s charitable activity, to most recently creating a single BAFTA operation in North America and paving the way for future growth opportunities. BAFTA’s 75th year will be a fitting moment to reflect on all that they have both achieved.”