Former UKFC m.d. to be deputy chief exec

LONDON — Former U.K. Film Council managing director Tim Cagney has been appointed to the British Film Institute as deputy chief exec.

In the newly created role, which Cagney will take up on July 7, he will report directly to BFI chief exec Amanda Nevill, and will work closely with her and the BFI exec team to shape the org as it moves forward into taking on the public funding duties of the now defunct UKFC.

The role will see him play an instrumental part in developing the BFI’s long-term strategy for film in the U.K., leading on biz planning and partnerships, including Creative England, Film London, Skillset, First Light and the national screen agencies, leading strategic capital partnerships, stimulating new biz growth and working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

He will directly manage the MEDIA Desk U.K. and the Film Certification Unit, in addition to taking an active role in fundraising.

At the UKFC, Cagney took up the role of m.d. in November 2010, when chief exec John Woodward ankled after the U.K. government announced it was shuttering UKFC and transferring duties to the BFI.

Prior to that, he was head of U.K. partnerships at UKFC for five years.

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