British Film Institute (BFI) 2022: New Board of Directors–

New Members of British Film Institute (BFI) Board of Governors

Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Electronic Arts executive vp Laura Miele, and board advisor Monica Chadha have also joined the BFI board, headed by chair Tim Richards.


Edgar Wright and Scott Stuber are among five new members of the British Film Institute’s board of governors.

Wright, the Last Night in Soho writer/director and Stuber, Netflix’s head of global film, are joined by Number 9 Films co-founder and Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Electronic Arts executive vp and chief operating officer Laura Miele and experienced board advisor Monica Chadha, who has advised organizations, including the International Union of Cinemas.

Each new member serves a term of four years, starting in May.

The new governors join a board overseen by BFI chair and founder of the Vue cinema chain Tim Richards, who worked with U.K. authorities on the recruitment process.

It also includes Michael Birshan, Idris Elba, Gerry Fox, Jay Hunt, Robin Saunders, Andrew Smith, Phil Stokes and Nell Whitley.

Recruiting new BFI governors to represent Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is underway.

Dynamic Digital Organization

The BFI claimed that the completion of the board was an “important milestone” as it looks to transform into a “dynamic digital first organization,” with a new exec team led by chief executive Ben Roberts.

“I am honored to be welcoming five new incredibly talented industry professionals to the BFI board of governors,” said Richards. “These highly respected leaders will be joining a world-class board that is a testament to the BFI and its vision under CEO Ben Roberts’ direction. Their knowledge and experience across film, television, games, technology and business, combined with that of our existing governors, will be invaluable to the BFI and the industry as a whole. I very much look forward to welcoming them to the BFI and working together.”