Production Guild announces new chair
The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has announced that Bianca Gavin is the newly-appointed chair, as Alex Boden steps down after four years in the role.
Gavin (pictured, right) has been head of production for scripted television and film at Pulse Films since 2020, where her most recent project was the second series of Gangs of London.
Prior to joining Pulse Films, Gavin was senior production executive for EU Scripted Originals at Amazon Studios and before that, production manager for Sky Originals where she set up Sky Breakthrough, a work placement initiative for disabled new talent.
Gavin has sat on the PGGB Board since 2021 and has been a member of PGGB’s diversity task force since 2020.
Debbie Vertue remains PGGB’s co-vice chair, joined by existing board member John Graydon (Saffery Champness); Lara Sargent (Sargent-Disc) continues as Treasurer.
Gavin said of her new role: “I am hugely honoured to take on the role of PGGB Chair. The training, talent development and representation that PGGB consistently delivers to members has been vital throughout pivotal moments of the past four years; the pandemic, the bounceback into record breaking production levels and subsequent skills demand.
“As a voice for the UK's film and TV production workforce, in what is undoubtedly a challenging time, PGGB's role in the face of this changing industry landscape is more important than ever. It is a privilege to be working with Lyndsay and the PGGB team as they continue to support our membership providing invaluable resources and advocacy."
CEO of The Production Guild, Lyndsay Duthie, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Bianca as our new Chair. Her extensive background in scripted production across European and global content gives her exceptional insight into the interests of our members. Through her work which has spanned both major and independent productions, she has had a long-standing passion for raising up new talent and improving diversity and inclusion in the film and TV workplace, principles that underpin all of PGGB’s priorities. I know that her guidance will be a major asset to PGGB and its members.”
“On behalf of our members and the whole PGGB team, I’d like to thank Alex for his dedication and commitment during his four years as Chair. His leadership has been a guiding force for PGGB throughout changing times and he has been an unwavering advocate for the outstanding work of our PGGB members.”
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