Oscar-nominated Writer & Director
Armando Iannucci is a writer and broadcaster, who has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows. His screenplay for the film In The Loop was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards, and his iconic series for BBC – The Thick of It – was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning 5 during its four series run. Armando’s HBO comedy Veep has picked up numerous awards including two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series over the last four years, and he is currently adapting a new version of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield for the big screen. As well as publishing a new book on classical music, Armando’s latest feature film The Death of Stalin will be released in the autumn of 2017.
Independent Life Peer & Consultant
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
CEO, Pearl & Dean
Director, The Africa Centre & Former Chief Executive, The Place
Vice-Principal of King's College London and Trustee of the V & A Museum
Journalist & Life Peer