Sir Peter Bazalgette to speak at Printing Charity event

Richard Stuart-Turner
Monday, October 7, 2019

ITV non-executive chair Sir Peter Bazalgette will be this year’s guest speaker at The Printing Charity’s annual luncheon next month.

Also chair of online retailer LoveCrafts, Bazalgette led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the government’s industrial strategy.

He is also a non-executive board member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), serves on the advisory boards of BBH and YouGov, and is currently chair of the Baillie Gifford non-fiction book prize trustees and president of the Crossness Engines Trust.

From 2013 to 2017 he was chair of Arts Council England. He was also president of the Royal Television Society and chief creative officer of Endemol, where he personally devised several internationally successful formats, including Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms.

Bazalgette’s book about the business of TV formats, Billion Dollar Game, came out in 2005 and in 2017 he published The Empathy Instinct.

Neil Lovell, chief executive of The Printing Charity, said: “Sir Peter is incredibly engaging and we are looking forward to hearing his highlights from a stellar career in television, the creative arts, and as an author. He knows all too well how sectors need to adapt to change so I think we will gain some great insights, too.”

The luncheon will take place on 14 November at Stationers’ Hall, London. To book tickets, which cost £99.50 per person, email or call 01293 649367.


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