ITV names Cultural Advisory Council

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ITV logoITV has confirmed the members of its Cultural Advisory Council, to advise the broadcaster on its inclusion and diversity activities. 

The council members, who are drawn from a range of different industries and specialisms, will meet quarterly with senior ITV figures including chief executive Carolyn McCall and MD of ITV Studios, Julian Bellamy.   

The council is part of the company’s Diversity Acceleration Plan, launched in July 2020.

The members are: Priscilla Baffour, head of diversity & inclusion, TikTok EMEA; Dr Halima Begum, chief executive of the Runnymede Trust; Sinead Burke, founder and CEO of accessibility consultancy Tilting the Lens; Shani Dhanda, disability specialist, entrepreneur and founder of Asian Woman Festival & Asian Disability Network; Sam Friedman, professor of sociology, sociologist of class and inequality; Christopher Kenna, founder and CEO of Brand Advance, a diversity media network and Keli Lee, senior media executive. 

Ade Rawcliffe, ITV’s group director of diversity and inclusion, said, “I am delighted that this brilliant group of people have agreed to join our Council. 

“I am looking forward to the range of challenges, insights and advice they can offer us, as we continue work to build an inclusive, creative culture where we authentically represent the lives of our diverse viewers on screen and we attract the best people from the widest range of backgrounds. 

“We want ITV to be a place where everyone can do their very best work and progress and thrive based on merit, regardless of their background.”

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