Sir Peter Bazalgette appointed Arts Council chairman

Tom Pakinkis

TV executive Sir Peter Bazalgette has been appointed chairman of the Arts Council England.

Bazalgette’s production company Endemol is behind TV shows such as Big Brother, Deal Or No Deal, Fame Academy and others.

He will take up the Arts Council role on January 31 succeeding Dame Liz Forgan after four years.

Bazalgette is also chair of English National Opera, president of the Royal Television Society and a non-executive director on the board of the Department for Culture, Media and ...

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