The members of facilities trade association UK Screen have voted four new directors onto the Board for 2016/17.
 
Will Cohen (MD of Milk VFX), JP Dash (MD of TC Soho), Darren O’Kelly (MD of The Mill) and Rich Moss (MD of Gorilla), join re-elected directors Helen Alexander (Dir of Ops at WB De Lane Lea)  and Mike Kelt (MD of Artem)  in the six available board slots. They join the four directors who are mid-term and were not required to stand for re-election.
 
Each year half the board either stands down or stands for re-election alongside new candidates. The voting process was managed by UK Screen’s auditors, ECOVIS Wingrave Yeats.
 
The full UK Screen Board now comprises:
 
·         Helen Alexander (Dir of Ops, WB De Lane Lea)
·         Will Cohen (MD of Milk VFX)
·         JP Dash (MD of TC Soho)
·         Ivan Dunleavy (CEO of Pinewood)
·         Alex Hope (MD of Double Negative)
·         Mike Kelt (MD of Artem)
·         Patrick Malone (MD of Goldcrest)
·         Darren O’Kelly (MD of The Mill)
·         Richard Moss(MD of Gorilla)
·         Julie Parmenter (MD of Molinare)
·         Neil Hatton (CEO of UK Screen)

The new board will meet for the first time on 28th June. One of its first tasks will be to decide whether it  needs to co-opt any additional directors in order to ensure a balanced board that represents the diverse interests of the membership.

Rich Moss, MD of Gorilla TV (Wales’ Largest Facilities Company) said, "The Creative Industries have never been more relevant and important, both culturally and economically to Wales, and I look forward to bringing a positive input from a Nations perspective to UK Screen."

Will Cohen, MD and co-founder, Milk Visual Effects said, “UK Screen does a very important job representing our industry and I’m very happy to be able to take an active role in supporting it.”

JP Dash, MD of TC Soho said, “I’m delighted to have been elected to the UK Screen board. Its a fantastic opportunity to share the views of a post production support and content delivery company as well as the voice of an independently run company like TC Soho. I’m looking forward to contributing to the UK Screen mission drawing from my experience from entry level to MD in our industry.”

Neil Hatton, CEO of UK Screen Association said: “Once again the UK Screen membership have elected a really strong set of directors to the board. I am particularly pleased to see the commercials sector included and also representation from outside of London. I look forward to working with the new board during the next year.”
 

Jon Creamer