Anne Morrison, the current chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), has been appointed to the board of London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London.
Morrison, who was appointed Chair of BAFTA last year, brings with her a wealth of experience from the creative industries. Before that, she enjoyed a long career with the BBC where she rose to be controller of documentaries and contemporary factual, leading the creation and production of the some of the UK’s best loved factual television programmes.
Until last year she was director of the BBC Academy overseeing all of the Corporation’s training across journalism, production and technology.
Sir Edward Lister, chairman of London & Partners said: “Anne has unrivalled experience leading some of the country’s best known creative organisations. She is a shining example of someone who has risen to the top of her profession through dedication, hard work and vision. The creative sector is a key driver of jobs and growth in the capital so I am absolutely delighted that Anne has agreed to share her knowledge and experience with London & Partners as we continue to promote London’s creative, cultural and knowledge industries.”
Morrison added: “London & Partners produces some outstanding work promoting the capital on an international stage and I’m honoured that I will be able to contribute to that.”
Later this year VisitLondon.com, in partnership with the GREAT Britain Campaign, will launch its 2nd annual international campaign to promote the breadth of cultural activities happening across the capital. It will include blockbuster exhibitions, performances, and festivals, during the autumn season.