John Whittingdale has extended the terms of appointment of Charles Cecil MBE and Alison Cornwell until 31 October 2016.
Charles Cecil is a video game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software. In 2011 he was awarded an MBE for services to the computer games industry. Charles is a member of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee. He is on the Board of Governors of Screen Yorkshire, and is a member of the Council of the University of York.
Alison Cornwell is Group Chief Financial Officer of Vue Entertainment International. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 and spent 5 years in corporate finance before joining Disney’s International TV business where she was head of finance. In 2005 she was appointed Chief Financial Officer of a private equity owned international TV broadcasting business which resulted in a successful sale to NBC Universal almost 3 years later. Alison was subsequently appointed as CFO of the international film distribution company, Alliance Films, and during her 6 year tenure the business expanded and developed to include a very successful film financing division. She is also the Chair of the BFI’s Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.