Anwen Griffiths announced as BFI Governor representing Wales

10th May 2022


Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries has announced the appointment of Lee & Thompson Film & TV Partner, Anwen Griffiths as a new member to the BFI’s Board of Governors which is chaired by Tim Richards, who worked closely with DCMS on the recruitment process.

Anwen has been appointed as a BFI Governor for a term of four years commencing 09 May 2022 until 08 May 2026, together with Dr Romana Ramzan.

Anwen’s role will be to advise on all aspects of the BFI’s activity in the creation of its public and screen sector strategy for National Lottery Funding over the next 10 years, including the strategic development of television, video games, interactive and immersive technologies as part of the evolution of the UK’s “moving image” landscape. In particular, Anwen will look to specifically address BFI policy relevant to Wales and her appointment has also therefore been approved by Creative Wales.

A valued member of the Lee & Thompson partnership, Anwen has a background in film production and over 25 years of experience advising on all legal and commercial aspects of production and finance across the screen sectors – film, television and games. She represents many of the lead financiers and producers in the industry.

Anwen has also been heavily involved in supporting public funders in the growth of indigenous talent, having previously worked at the BFI and spent six years as a member (and subsequently vice-chair) of Ffilm Cymru Wales, the delegate for National Lottery Funding in Wales, with specific focus on promoting a sustainable sector and culture.

Tim Richards, BFI Chair said “I am delighted that the Secretary of State has appointed Anwen and Romana to the BFI Board.  They will both lend their extensive expertise and experience at a crucial moment for the organisation.  As we shape our new strategy for publication this autumn, their contribution will prove invaluable. Following on from recent appointments, they will significantly strengthen an already distinguished Board.  I look forward to working with them in the future.”

 Anwen said of her appointment “It is a real privilege to be involved with the governance of the BFI and its future strategy. It is an exciting time for the UK screen sector and I look forward to making a valuable contribution as a member of the Board.”