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Chair

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

We have had some inspiring chairmen and women over the decades since being founded in 1947.

Current Chair

Jane Lush

BAFTA Executive Portraits 2016
2016 - 2018 


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