Marcus Ryder, a highly-respected and BAFTA-winning government and a number one determine within the efforts to extend variety and inclusion within the British media trade, has been appointed CEO of U.Okay.’s The Movie and TV Charity.
Ryder, who was most not too long ago head of exterior consultancies on the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Variety, replaces Alex Pumfrey, who stepped down earlier this yr and later joined ITV as director of strategic partnerships.
The appointment comes simply because the Movie and TV Charity — which was at forefront of efforts to assist movie and TV professionals impacted by the pandemic and has additionally highlighted a psychological well being disaster within the sector — ramps up assist for trade staff going through uncertainty attributable to the cost-of-living disaster and wider trade elements.
“The Movie and TV Charity is an unbelievable supply of assist for individuals working behind the scenes throughout the movie, TV, and cinema trade, appearing as a significant enabler for these going through drawback, monetary hardship and poor psychological well being,” stated Ryder. “It’s recognised all through the sector for making a major contribution to the well being and happiness of individuals working throughout the trade, and to its future sustainability, and I’ve admired how, by its analysis work, it has executed a lot to form the controversy about how we deal with the good individuals who type the bedrock of the UK’s inventive sector.”
Ryder added that he shared a “deep-seated understanding” with the charity that it might “solely be capable to fulfil its core goals if it helps the trade handle problems with equality, variety and inclusion.”
Alongside Ryder — who will assume his new function within the early autumn — the Movie and TV Charity has appointed Claire Tavernier as its new chair of trustees. Tavernier was beforehand international head of digital at Fremantle. .