Netflix Head of Film named among five new BFI Governors

bfi new govs 2022, Stuber centre

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries has announced the appointment of five new members to the BFI’s Board of Governors, which include Netflix’ Head of Global Film, Scott Stuber (centre main pic). 

Joining him are Monica Chadha (left, main pic), Board advisor and consultant; Elizabeth Karlsen (2nd from left main pic), producer and co-founder of Number 9 Films, whose credits include Carol, Made in Dagenham and Little Voice; Laura Miele (bottom right, main pic), Executive Vice-President and COO of Electronic Arts and writer, producer and director Edgar Wright (top right, main pic), whose credits include Baby Driver, and Shaun of the Dead. 

Each Board member serves a term of four years and starts in May 2022. 

BFI Governors

Recruitment for new BFI Governors to represent the UK nations Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is currently underway.

The new Governors join the current BFI Board of Governors who are Michael Birshan, Idris Elba, Gerry Fox, Jay Hunt, Robin Saunders, Andrew Smith, Phil Stokes and Nell Whitley.  

The UK film industry body said that completion of the Board of Governors is an important milestone in the BFI’s transformation into a dynamic, digital first organisation, with a new Executive team led by Chief Executive Ben Roberts.

BFI Chair Tim Richards, said: “I am honoured to be welcoming five new incredibly talented industry professionals to the BFI Board of Governors.  

“These highly respected leaders will be joining a world-class Board that is a testament to the BFI and its vision under CEO Ben Roberts’ direction.  

“Their knowledge and experience across film, television, games, technology and business combined with that of our existing governors, will be invaluable to the BFI and the industry as a whole.  

“I very much look forward to welcoming them to the BFI and working together.”

BFI Chief Executive Ben Roberts, said: “It’s an exciting year for the BFI, as we develop and launch our ten-year strategy under a new leadership team. 

“So I’m delighted that we have such incredible people joining Tim and the Board to support the BFI in a year of critical development – both for the organisation and our fast-moving sector.”