25th Jun 2024

June 2024 Insight Event

At our Insight Event on 25 June 2024, Members had the opportunity to hear a panel discussion on what the screen sectors might reasonably expect (or hope for) from an incoming Labour government. Panel speakers at this single issue event included:

  • Theo Bertram (Director, the Social Market Foundation) is a former advisor to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and former policy head at both Google and TikTok
  • Sir Simon Fraser (Partner, Flint Global) is former head of UK Foreign Office and diplomatic service, former Permanent Secretary BIS & former Chief of Staff to EU Commissioner for Trade
  • John Newbigin OBE (Mayor of London’s Ambassador for the Creative Industries) is a former Chair of Creative England, former Director of Corporate Relations at Channel 4, former Special Advisor to the first Secretary of State for Culture, Chris Smith and former advisor to Neil Kinnock
  • Dafydd Rees (Senior Counsel, SEC Newgate) is a former advisor to Tony Blair and former BBC, Sky and Bloomberg journalist
  • Carol Tongue (Chair, UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity) is a former Labour MEP
  • The Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE (Crossbench peer, House of Lords) is a former professor of Cultural Studies at Middlesex University, head of culture at the Greater London Authority, and chair of recent LGA Commission on Culture and Local Government

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