Chair, BAFTA's International Committee
Anne Morrison is Chair of Pearson College’s Governing Body. She is Chair of BAFTA’s International Committee and formerly Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016, the second woman to hold the position in its 70 year history.
As a non-executive Director, she is on the Board of Women in Film and Television, a Board member of London and Partners, a Trustee of the Charleston Trust and a Trustee of Watersprite Student Film Festival. She is a Patron of Medical Aid Films. Formerly she was a Governor of the University of the Arts London and Chair of Creative Skillset’s TV Committee.
Anne is Executive Producer of a feature documentary recently released on the shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.
She is a frequent speaker internationally on issues such as diversity, employability, talent development, creativity and the empowerment of women. She is an experienced executive coach and works with The Mentoring Business as a mentor.
Throughout her career, Anne has been committed to the development of new talent. Until 2014 she was Director of the BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training, which she launched in 2009.
Previously Anne was responsible for planning and overseeing the major growth of BBC network television from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In her television career, having worked as a producer/director, Anne held senior management positions for 20 years, leading difficult change and was responsible for hundreds of hours of factual television. As Controller, Documentaries and Contemporary Factual at the BBC, this included award-winning programmes such as Dunkirk, The Secret Policeman, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, One Life, What Not To Wear and Top Gear.
Anne was educated in Belfast and Churchill College, Cambridge.