Producers’ trade body, Pact, has appointed Jane Muirhead as Vice Chair of Pact Council.
Muirhead co-founded Glasgow based Love It Or List It indie, Raise the Roof Productions in 2010 and as MD oversees all operations and the strategic direction of the company. In its 10 years, the company has delivered almost 600 hours of network TV and sold to numerous countries worldwide.
She currently sits on Pact Council and co-chairs the Scottish TV Working Group. She also sits on the ScreenSkills TV Skills Council and was awarded an honorary Professorship from Stirling University in 2018.
She joined Pact Council in 2011 and served three terms before re-joining at the end of 2019.
Commenting on her appointment, Muirhead said: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity to support Hakan and all the team as Vice Chair on Pact Council. I have always firmly believed that Pact’s role in providing a collective voice for UK indies is essential to safeguard and promote our position as world renowned content makers, and to support us in our ambition to grow and remain competitive. In this incredibly challenging time, we need Pact more than ever and I am passionate about enabling them to continue their vital work.”
Pact Chair, Hakan Kousetta, added: “I’m delighted that Jane has agreed to be Vice Chair. Not only is she an incredibly well-respected producer but has proven to be a fantastic contributor to the activities of Pact Council. Her stepping up to Vice Chair will benefit all of our members and, in addition, help ensure the issues facing those working in the nations and regions remain a key focal point for Pact policy and activities. I look forward to working closely with Jane to navigate the tricky years ahead of us as we emerge into a post-Covid world.”
She will take up her post with immediate effect and her term will run until December 2022.
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