6th Sep 2016

Pete Johnson takes over as Chief Executive of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)

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BSAC today announces the appointment of Pete Johnson as Chief Executive.

Pete Johnson has served the interests of the UK audiovisual industry for 20 years in senior roles, spanning cinema, packaged media (interactive and non-interactive) and video-on-demand. He has a strong track record in business and policy development and in working collaboratively with a diverse range of companies and stakeholders across the audiovisual sector. Previously Chief Executive of The Authority for Television On Demand, he has also held senior positions at the British Board of Film Classification.

Pete Johnson takes up his appointment with immediate effect.

He takes over from Fiona Clarke-Hackston who has served as Chief Executive since 2010.

Pete Johnson said:

“Fiona will be a hard act to follow, but I am delighted to be joining BSAC as Chief Executive at a time when its role has never been more vital. From television and film through to video-on-demand, interactive entertainment, virtual and augmented reality, the audiovisual industry is a fantastically creative and innovative sector which plays a significant and growing role in the UK economy, and in which new opportunities and challenges are constantly emerging – Brexit being just one example. I look forward to working with the BSAC Board, staff and Members to further enhance BSAC’s unique and influential role as the best place for senior figures across the whole audiovisual industry to meet, share experience and build valuable consensus and understanding on issues that matter.”


BSAC Chair Jon Gisby said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Pete to his new role at BSAC and look forward to working with him, his team and the Board to tackle the many issues and initiatives on behalf of our Members. The future of the UK’s audio-visual industry has rarely been brighter nor more dynamic, and Pete’s experience and energy made him the obvious choice. But while his arrival marks the start of a new chapter, it also marks the end of an era for BSAC. Fiona has worked tirelessly for BSAC, its members and the wider industry for nearly thirty years. On both a personal and professional level she can be very proud of the impact she’s had on the success of our Members and the industry as a whole. We wish her all the best for new adventures.”


Notes to editors

1) The British Screen Advisory Council (‘BSAC’) is an independent industry-funded body that uniquely brings together the widest range of business interests in the UK audiovisual industries. BSAC provides a private place where its Members can share experience, intelligence and insight on business and policy issues at a time of rapid change. Where possible, it drives consensus amongst its Membership, thereby providing policymakers at a national and European level with informed advice and opinion on issues of importance to the sector.

2) For further information, please contact:

Pete Johnson, Chief Executive

British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)

Telephone: 020 7287 1111

Email: [email protected]

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