Magazine article Screen International

Creative Skillset Appoints Chair

Magazine article Screen International

Creative Skillset Appoints Chair

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Endemol Shine UK CEO to head board of industry body.

Creative Skillset, the UK creative industries' skills body, has appointed Richard Johnston (pictured) as its new chair.

Johnston is CEO of Endemol Shine UK, the company behind Big Brother and Black Mirror and one of the country's largest independent content producers.

He replaces interim chair Dinah Caine, who has been filling the position for the past eighteen months after stepping up from the role of chief executive. Caine will remain on the board.

Johnston previously became a Creative Skillset board member in April 2016.

He said: "I'm delighted to be taking up this role at such an important time for the Creative Industries. They generate huge value for the economy and lead the world in creative excellence. The UK film, TV and related sectors are thriving but the need for a highly skilled workforce across the full breadth of the industry has never been more crucial."

Creative Skillset CEO Seetha Kumar added: "Richard's industry knowledge, experience and leadership will be incredibly valuable as Creative Skillset moves into its next phase. …

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