Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman, ITV and recently led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy.  In September, Peter was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).   Peter is also Chair of HM Government’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation, serves on the Advisory Boards of BBH and YouGov and is currently Chair of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize.

From 2013 until 2017 he was Chair of Arts Council England. He is a former Non-Executive Director of the DCMS, former President of the Royal Television Society and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol where he personally devised several internationally successful formats such as Ready Steady Cook and Ground Force. Peter’s book about the business of TV formats, Billion Dollar Game, was published in 2005, and in January 2017 he published The Empathy Instinct.

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