Jane Turton, Chief Executive Officer All3Media, has been appointed Chair of the Royal Television Society Board of Trustees, where she succeeds Tom Mockridge, former Chief Executive Virgin Media.
Joining Jane Turton on the Board of Trustees is Anne Mensah, Vice-President of Content, Netflix, and Jane Millichip, Chief Commercial Officer Sky Studios.
Additionally, the RTS is awarding eight new Fellowships for 2019, recognising industry heavyweights who have made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the industry.
This year the Fellowships have been presented to Kenton Allen, CEO, Big Talk Productions; Sue Inglish, celebrated broadcaster and political journalist and former Chair of the RTS Television Journalism Awards; Seetha Kumar, Chief Executive ScreenSkills; Andy Lucas, Vice President, Global Distribution Technology, Universal Pictures International; Kevin Lygo, Director of Television, ITV; Niall Sloane, Director of Sport, ITV; Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media; and Sally Woodward Gentle, CEO, Sid Gentle Films.
Theresa Wise, CEO at the Royal Television Society, said: “Tom has been a fantastic Chair of the Board of Trustees over the last three years. He has provided great support to me and my team. The Board and I enjoyed working with him.
"We are delighted to be welcoming Jane as Chair and I am very much looking forward to working closely with her. The RTS is also very lucky to be welcoming Anne Mensah and Jane Millichip to our Board of Trustees. All three are talented and creative business leaders who are at the forefront of developments in our industry.
"The new Fellows for 2019 represent a broad range of television industry talent as we continue to celebrate the individuals who have not only contributed to the broadcasting landscape we see today, but are shaping the future of it.”
Jane Turton, Chief Executive Officer at All3Media, said: “It is an enormous privilege to be invited to become the Chair of the RTS and I am looking forward to working with Theresa, the Board of Trustees and the team as we develop and grow the charity.
"The work that the RTS does is incredibly important for the television sector and its contribution to increasing inclusivity - and in particular supporting students and young people from a wide range of backgrounds working in the media - is invaluable. It is a long established and successful organisation – but feels very dynamic, innovative and forward thinking.”
Anne Mensah, Vice President, Content at Netflix, said: "This is an incredibly exciting time for UK television and I am honoured to be joining the RTS Board of Trustees as we work together to celebrate and champion new opportunities across the industry."
Jane Millichip, Chief Commercial Officer at Sky Studios, said: “I have admired and attended RTS events for many years, so it is a real privilege to be invited onto the Board of Trustees. From its educational charity work, through to conferences and awards, the RTS plays a vital role in ensuring the TV business is at the heart of the national cultural debate.”