Anne Morrison is Chair of BAFTA’s International Committee and formerly Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016, the second woman to hold the position in its 70 year history. As a non-executive Director, she is Chair of Pearson College London, on the Board of Women in Film and Television, a Board member of London and Partners, a Trustee of the Charleston Trust and a Trustee of Watersprite Student Film Festival. Formerly she was a Governor of the University of the Arts London and Chair of Creative Skillset’s TV Committee.
She is executive producer of a feature documentary, released September 2017, on Manolo Blahnik and is a frequent speaker internationally on issues such as diversity, employability, talent development, creativity and the empowerment of women. She is an experienced executive coach and mentor.
Throughout her career, she has been committed to the development of new talent. Until 2014 she was Director of the BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training, which she launched in 2009.
In her television career, having worked as a producer/director, she held senior management positions for 20 years at the BBC, and as Controller of Documentaries and Contemporary Factual, was responsible for hundreds of hours of factual television including many award-winning programmes.
Anne was educated in Belfast and Churchill College, Cambridge.