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Sara Putt appointed BAFTA chair

Putt steps up from serving as the organisation's deputy chair and will serve a three-year term as chair

BAFTA has announced the appointment of Sara Putt as the organisation’s new chair, taking over from Krishnendu Majumdar.

She has served on BAFTA’s board of trustees since 2011 and has been BAFTA’s deputy chair since 2021.

Putt has spent 30 years working in the UK’s TV industry, most recently running Sara Putt Associates, an agency for behind-the-camera technical and production talent.

She will serve a three-year term as chair.

Speaking about her appointment, Putt said: “I am deeply honoured to succeed Krishnendu Majumdar as chair of BAFTA. Following the lead of the chairs before me, I intend to continue listening to our membership, our stakeholders and our many beneficiaries.

“I care deeply about supporting talent and with my expertise as an agent I will steer the work BAFTA does to positively impact the careers of those we support. I believe in celebrating excellence on and off screen and the positive influence BAFTA has in the screen industries, and I am excited to continue learning more about the challenges and opportunities in Games to best to serve this part of the BAFTA community,” she added.