Bafta Scotland

BAFTA Scotland Appoints Sarah Walmsley as Chair

30 June 14

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland is delighted to announce that Sarah Walmsley has been elected as Chair of BAFTA Scotland, succeeding Claire Mundell after her two-year tenure.

Sarah Walmsley has a led a rich and varied career in television production and founded Raise the Roof Productions with Jane Muirhead, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer in 2010. In the four years since, Walmsley has overseen the development and production of over 200 hours of television and 10 network series which have been sold to 37 countries worldwide. Raise the Roof Productions is now the largest true independent and Channel 4’s biggest supplier in Scotland.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We thank Claire Mundell for all her hard work over the last two years and are thrilled to announce Sarah Walmsley as the new Chair of BAFTA Scotland. She is a highly respected figure in the television industry, with a wealth of experience to apply to the role. The build-up for 2014’s British Academy Scotland Awards has begun and we've already received a good amount of entries - coupled with Sarah's election, we're looking forward to a bright, ambitious year for BAFTA Scotland.”

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