Jonathan Ross appointed BFI governor

JONATHAN ROSSThe BFI has added broadcaster Jonathan Ross to its governing board, along with Sony president Andrea Wong and executive Pete Czernin.    

Ross, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 for his services to broadcasting, has been in the business for years, having presented a raft radio broadcasts and TV programmes. His ITV chat show is still going strong (it will be entering its seventh series later in the year) and he remains to be a popular guest booking for television and awards shows.

Making up the new appointments are also Andrea Wong, president of international production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and president of international for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), and Pete Czernin, who set up Blueprint Pictures, a production company behind films such as In Bruges and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

BFI Chair Greg Dyke said: "Each new board member brings a unique set of expertise, experience and insight to the table and we are very pleased to have three such talented individuals join us. The strength of the BFI Board has been greatly enhanced and it is well-placed to meet the opportunities and challenges of the next phase in the BFI's development and growth."