The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced a restructuring of its senior management team.

Emma Baehr, Tim Hunter, Louise Robertson and Tim Yates have been named Executive Directors. Donna Mathews has been named as the newly formed Executive Director of PR & Communications.

The executive team reports to Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA & Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of BAFTA Enterprises, Kevin Price.

The new senior management team consists of:

  • Emma Baehr, Executive Director for Awards & Content (formerly Director of Awards & Membership at BAFTA)
  • Tim Hunter, Executive Director of Learning, Inclusion Policy and Membership (formerly Director of Learning and New Talent at BAFTA)
  • Donna Mathews, Executive Director of PR & Communications (formerly Head of PR, Content and Programs at Channel 4)
  • Louise Roberston, Executive Director for Partnerships and Fundraising (formerly Director of Partnerships at BAFTA)
  • Tim Yates, Executive Director for Finance and Information (formerly Director of Finance at BAFTA)

According to BAFTA, the new structure should allow a clearer demarcation between the governance and strategy of BAFTA the Charity and the trading companies of BAFTA. Managing Director Amanda Berry OBE leads the creative and strategic direction of BAFTA and Kevin Price is Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of BAFTA Enterprises.

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Amanda Berry OBE, Executive Director of BAFTA, said, “I am very proud that BAFTA brings great people together to do exceptional work, celebrate excellence and ensure that the next generation of talent is discovered and supported. I am very excited to confirm Donna’s appointment, which completes our new leadership team. We can now implement our ambitious strategy and vision for the coming years to expand and develop our work and reach more people than ever before. The new team will bring their experience, knowledge and creativity together to realize BAFTA’s vision for the future. “

The UK leadership team also includes: Emma Perry, Director of BAFTA Media Technology (BMT), Julian Shaw, Director of BAFTA Piccadilly and newly appointed Carys Taylor, Director of Albert.

BAFTA recently finalized its Virtual Film Awards 2021 and last year completed a long review of its voting practices after concerns about the lack of diversity in nominations. The organization recently had to defend itself following a complaint from a participant in its Elevate diversity program about racism.