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The Board and Staff

Meet our BAFTA Los Angeles Board of Directors and Staff

The BAFTA Los Angeles Board of Directors are Members who have volunteered to donate their time and expertise to our organization.

The Board of Directors serve a two-year term, and are elected by the Membership during our annual Board of Directors Election. The Board is chaired by Nigel Daly (pictured).

Our full-time Staff consists of a small number of dedicated and talented individuals, who work alongside our Board and together are responsible for the extensive programs, events and initiatives that we present.

All Members are encouraged to support our work and contribute to the continued growth of BAFTA Los Angeles by joining our various Committees.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

  • Kieran Breen

Co-Deputy Chairs

  • Phil Ashcroft
  • Brian Walton


  • Deborah Shaw Kolar


  • Beverley Ward

The Board of Directors

  • Adam Bialow
  • Bryony Foster
  • Katherine Haber MBE
  • Paul Heller
  • Ian Jessel
  • James Knight
  • Vivian Mayer
  • Sandro Monetti
  • Peter Morris
  • Stewart Till CBE
  • Richard Thompson
  • Julia Verdin



Chantal Rickards

Matthew Wiseman

Wayne Watkins

Lisa Ogdie

Ciarán Toner

Rosalyn Hummel

Pete Modeste

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Director, Sponsorship Development

Membership & Events Manager

Office Production Manager

Administrative Assistant

Finance Controller


Honorary Director

  • Chris O'Connor


  • Peter Beale
  • Michael Oliver
  • Marion Rosenberg, OBE

 The Board of Governors

  • Barbara Broccoli, OBE
  • Sir Michael Caine, CBE
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • George Lucas
  • Sir Alan Parker, CBE
  • Arnold Schwartzman, OBE
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg, KBE