Film and TV Charity bolsters Board of Trustees with four new additions

The Trustees will take an active role in ensuring it is accountable, effective, and working to advance its charitable objectives. 
27 January 2023 

The Film and TV Charity has made four appointments to its Board of Trustees to monitor the organisation’s strategic delivery of its vision and values as it seeks to promote improved mental health, financial, and social wellbeing for the 200,000+ people working behind the scenes in the UK film, TV, and cinema sectors.

Undertaking responsibility to ensure the good governance of the Charity, the Trustees will take an active role in ensuring it is accountable, effective, and working to advance its charitable objectives. The new board members will also provide support aligned to their specific areas of expertise.

The new trustees

Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation and Grants at Hospice UK

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Catherine is Director of Income Generation and Grants at Hospice UK; and was previously Director of Fundraising for Stonewall. Catherine’s earlier career was in media for the likes of CBS and Mindshare.

With previous roles at Stonewall, CBS and Mindshare, Bosworth brings extensive experience to the board and will chair a new Development Committee to support the Charity’s individual and corporate fundraising strategies. She said: I am incredibly excited to join the Charity as it builds on foundations laid in the last few years to help many thousands more people across the film and TV industry it supports. By working closely with a brilliant Development team, we can evolve the organisation’s fundraising culture and reach ambitious but achievable goals built around a model that sees an intrinsic link between donor and beneficiary.”

Robin Chalmers, Chief Legal Counsel at super-indie All3 Media International

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Robin is currently Chief Legal Counsel at super-indie All3 Media International. He trained and practised at law firm Pinsent Masons before moving into the industry to work at BBC Studios, Fremantle, Channel 4 and now All3 Media. Over almost 20 years, Robin has held a variety of roles and gained wide experience covering production, distribution and broadcasting in the UK and internationally.

Having worked at industry-leading organisations, Fremantle, Channel 4, and BBC Studios, Chalmers’ responsibilities will include advising the Charity on all legal considerations, working closely with both the CEO, Alex Pumfrey, and the Director of Finance and Operations. He said I am really looking forward to supporting the Charity’s incredible work promoting best working practices and positive mental health in the industry. Whilst the Charity works to achieve its objectives to support many more beneficiaries, I will work with both the board and the executive team particularly to provide support, guidance and advice on legal matters, as well as to help ensure the safeguarding of both beneficiaries and employees.”

Peter Clark, Part of the Investment Advisory Group of Comic Relief

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Peter has spent a career in investment management and sits on the Investment Advisory Group of Comic Relief.

With a career in investment management, Clark brings his extensive expertise to the board and will support the oversight of the Charity’s investment portfolio, ensuring investments are made that align with the Charity’s strategy, values and principles. Joining the Finance Committee, he will guide the development of its Investment Policy and help promote ethical investing. Of his appointment Clarke said, With the vital work the Charity does, I am delighted to be joining its board of trustees. By working closely with the Director of Finance and Operations, I will ensure the Charity continues to make positive, ethical investments, which will complement its fundraising income and help the Charity to achieve its goals and objectives.”

Emma Hoyle, Chief People Officer at King

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Emma is Chief People Officer at King. She previously worked at Paramount, BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and agency JWT.

Hoyle will support the Charity’s work to build an inclusive culture that represents the diversity, experiences, perspectives and skills of the industry. Previously at BBC Studios, Channel 4 and agency JWT, Hoyle will be working closely with the Charity’s HR team and will also join its Appointments and Remuneration Committee. She said, I cannot wait to begin to work with both the Charity and the Board of Trustees to develop the focus on representation and inclusivity and to help build a team that echoes the diversity that needs to be seen across film, TV and cinema.”

Existing trustees

The new appointments join the Charity’s existing eight trustees, also from various sectors of the business, screen and entertainment industries. They include: Andrew Wilson-Mouasher, Acting Chair, Divisional General Manager Wales and Southern England, Marie Curie UK; Joseph a. Adesunloye, Award-winning indie Screenwriter and Director; Sara Putt, Founder and Managing Director of Sara Putt Associates; Juliet Gilkes Romero, award-winning writer for stage and screen; Deborah Rozansky, Health and Social Care Consultant; Kirsty Good, Director, Brunswick; Suki Gill, CFO, International, Paramount; and Cameron Saunders, Director of Entertainment, Sky.

Following a period of important evolution and development within the charity, we are delighted to welcome Catherine, Robin, Peter and Emma to our Board of Trustees. I feel incredibly positive about the wide range of expertise they each bring, and the commitment they have all already shown to helping the Film and TV Charity deliver an ambitious programme to support better mental health, improved financial resilience, and social wellbeing across the industry.
Alex Pumfrey, Charity’s CEO 

Alex Pumfrey added: They bolster and enrich a Board that, alongside the committed, talented team at the Charity, is well-placed to make an even greater, positive difference to the people working in the industry as the Charity approaches its centenary year, and I look forward to working closely with each of them.”

More information

For more information please contact:

Mike Hird, Head of Marketing and Communications: [email protected]

Bethan Davies Wykes, Communications Manager: [email protected]

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