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People on the move – June

BAFTA has appointed Jane Lush as its new chair, succeeding Anne Morrison. Lush’s tenure will run for the next two years, with Morrison becoming deputy chair for twelve

BAFTA has appointed Jane Lush as its new chair, succeeding Anne Morrison.

Lush, (pictured) will hold the position for the next two years, with Morrison becoming deputy chair for twelve months.

Lush has been closely involved with BAFTA for ten years and joined the board of trustees as deputy chair of the television committee in 2010.

She said, “It’s a huge honour to become chair of BAFTA. It’s exciting to build on all of Anne’s achievements, ensuring BAFTA stays ahead of the curve and attracting the brightest and the best to our membership.”

Deluxe has named Domenic Rom as its new president and general manager for TV post production services.

Formerly managing director of Deluxe’s New York studio, Rom has 30 years of experience in TV post production and will drive Deluxe’s global services for television.

Deluxe CEO John Wallace said, “Throughout his career, Dom has been proactive about building infrastructure and partnerships with technology pioneers, and anticipating what clients are going to need next, to be there with the right services.

“We’re looking forward to having him drive our television initiatives on a bigger scale as we continue to build and develop our teams and offerings.”

The IABM has appointed Fernando Lopez Cisneros (pictured right) as director for Europe.

The newly created position is intended to strengthen IABM’s presence and activity in the media technology market.

Lopez’s brief covers delivery of the full range of IABM member services and support to vendors in Europe. Lopez will also focus on the recruitment of more European members to IABM, creating a ‘more coordinated and effective voice’ in regional matters and on the international stage. Key to achieving this ambition, Lopez will drive the establishment of the IABM European Council, planned for early 2017.

Lopez has 35 years’ experience in the broadcast industry in Europe, Japan and South America. He joined Grass Valley as director of marketing and business development until he took up his most recent position in 2013 promoting the EVS DYVI switcher.

DTG CTO Simon Gauntlett has been appointed chairman of the SMPTE.

Gauntlett said, “I’m delighted that my colleagues in SMPTE have elected me as chairman and I’m looking forward to driving SMPTE’s UK Section forward in this centennial year.

“I’ve been an active SMPTE member since 2011 and as part of the UK Committee over the last two years it’s been a pleasure to see SMPTE UK grow and upgrade to a SMPTE Region last year. This year we have a comprehensive programme of events for SMPTE members including the inaugural HPA Tech Retreat in July.”

Kristóf Tóth (pictured below) has been named managing director of Broadcast Solutions Hungary Kft.

In conjunction with this change in management, the company will move into new premises ‘to support its customers even better’. Under Tóth, it will be “business as usual” said Broadcast Solutions. With the new management and a new location, the company is looking to increase and strengthen its position in the Hungarian broadcast industry.

Ownzones has expanded its leadership team with two new hires.

Joining is Fran Shea, senior vice president of programming; and Joe Shepherd, senior vice president of product development.

Shea – an Emmy-winning production executive – founded HBOlab to create multi-platform content, and helped launch E! Entertainment Television, which is now president in 98 million homes.

Shepherd brings more than 15 years’ experience in both sales and engineering to Ownzones. Over the course of his career, Shepherd has been a programmer, designer, marketer, strategist, researcher and technologist.