The British Film Institute have established the new title of Head of Diversity, with former social housing provider Jennifer Smith set to fill the role.
Ms. Smith will oversee the institute’s Diversity Standards and ensure diversity and inclusion across all of BFI’s activities. Upon taking the role, Smith stated the following:
“Lack of diversity and representation remain burning issues for the film and wider screen industries, and I’m thrilled to be joining the BFI at a pivotal moment where we have a real opportunity to drive meaningful and lasting change.”
BFI’s CEO Amanda Nevill added:
“Diversity and inclusion is such an important focus of the BFI’s overall activity, and we needed someone very special to fill this new role. We are delighted to welcome Jen, who brings a wealth of experience and a track record of motivating change.”