Sir Peter Bazalgette

Chair, ITV

Sir Peter Bazalgette is non-executive Chair of ITV and also chairs LoveCrafts, an online retailer.

He led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.  

Peter is a Non-Executive Board Member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and also serves on the Advisory Boards of BBH and YouGov. He currently chairs the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize Trustees.

From 2013 until 2017 he was Chair of Arts Council England. He was also a Non-Executive Director of DCMS and Channel 4, as well as President of the Royal Television Society and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol (devising several internationally successful formats).

Peter’s book about the business of TV formats, Billion Dollar Game (Time Warner), came out in 2005, and in 2017 he published The Empathy Instinct (John Murray).