Diversity campaigner Marcus Ryder to lead Film & TV Charity

The Film & TV Charity has appointed veteran diversity campaigner Marcus Ryder as its chief executive.

Alex Pumfrey, who resigned earlier this year to join ITV, will be replaced by Ryder. He will continue the charity’s efforts to address the sector’s mental health issue.

In order to increase diversity in the media sector, Ryder and Henry co-founded the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, where he has served as the center’s head of external consulting for the past two years. He had previously worked for the BBC as a senior executive in current affairs.

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