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Chair

The full list of BAFTA Chairs, from David Lean in 1947 to the present day

Current Chair

2016 - 2018 | Jane Lush

BAFTA Executive Portraits 2016


Previous Chairs

  • 2014 - 2016   | July - June | Anne Morrison
  • 2012 - 2014 | July - June | John Willis
  • 2010 - 2012 | July - June | Tim Corrie
  • 2008 - 2010 | July - June | David Parfitt
  • 2006 - 2008 | July - June | Hilary Bevan Jones
  • 2004 - 2006 | July - June | Duncan Kenworthy OBE
  • 2002 - 2004 | July - June | Michael Attwell
  • 2000 - 2002 | July - June | Simon Relph CBE
  • 1997 - 2000 | July - June | Tim Angel OBE
  • 1995 - 1997 | July - June | Edward Mirzoeff CVO CBE
  • 1993 - 1995 | July - June | Ted Childs OBE
  • 1991 - 1993 | July - June | Richard Price MBE
  • 1989 - 1991 | July - June | Kevin Billington
  • 1987 - 1989 | June - May | Johnny Goodman
  • 1985 - 1987 | May - May | Graham Benson
  • 1983 - 1985 | May - April | James Cellan Jones
  • 1981 - 1983 | April - April | Timothy Burrill
  • 1979 - 1981 | April - March | Mike Wooller
  • 1976 - 1979 | April - March | Richard Cawston CVO
  • 1973 - 1976 | March - March | Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE
  • 1971 - 1973 | April - February | Aubrey Singer
  • 1969 - 1971 | January - March | Richard Attenborough CBE
  • 1968 | January - December | Peter Morley OBE
  • 1967  | January - December | Edgar Anstey
  • 1966 | January - December | Christopher Morahan CBE
  • 1965 | January - December | Lord Birkett
  • 1964 | January - December | James Bredin
  • 1962 - 1963 | January - December | Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • 1961 - 1962 | January - December | Peter De Sarigny
  • 1960 | January - December | Bill Ward
  • 1959 - 1960 | January - December | Sir Michael Balcon
  • 1958 - 1959 | May - December | James Lawrie
  • 1957 - 1958 | May - April | Ian Dalrymple
  • 1956 - 1957 | April - April | Edgar Anstey
  • 1955 - 1956 | May - March | John Bryan
  • 1954 - 1955 | April - March | Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • 1953 - 1954 | May - March | Carol Reed
  • 1952 - 1953 | April - March | Thorold Dickinson
  • 1951 - 1952 | May - March | Paul Rotha
  • 1950 - 1951 | May - April | Ronald Neame
  • 1948-1950 | November - April | Sir Michael Balcon
  • 1947 - 1948 | November - October | David Lean