BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry and the organisation’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Price will step down from their roles after 25 and 20 years, respectively. Berry leaves in the fall of 2023, while Price will leave in September next year..
According to Variety, Berry said that in 2023 she would have been at BAFTA for 25 years.
“When I first joined BAFTA I honestly thought I would stay for three or four years, but my passion, dreams and ambition for the organisation just kept growing. As we approach BAFTA’s 75th anniversary next year I have reflected on what I, Kevin and the truly brilliant team at BAFTA have achieved, and it feels like the right time to plan to pass on the mask,” Berry said.
The outgoing CEO said it has been an absolute honour to have led BAFTA, the only global arts charity representing film, games and television, and is incredibly proud of “our work enabling talented people from all backgrounds to progress their careers in these industries, as well as our ability to reach and inspire global audiences with our awards ceremonies, events and content”.
Berry added that over the coming months she will oversee the recruitment process to replace Price.