Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman, ITV and is currently leading an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy. Peter is also Chair of HM Government’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation and serves on the Advisory Boards of BBH and YouGov.
From 2013 until 2017 he was Chair of Arts Council England. He is the former President of the Royal Television Society and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol where he personally devised several internationally successful formats such as Ready Steady Cook and Ground Force. Peter’s book about the business of TV formats, Billion Dollar Game, was published in 2005, and in January 2017 he published The Empathy Instinct.
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