Shaps takes chair of National Film and Television School
LONDON - Simon Shaps, the former director of TV at ITV, is to succeed Michael Kuhn as chairman of the National Film and Television School.
Simon Shaps: new chairman of the National Film and Television School
In addition, financier Stephen Louis, founder of Enable Partners, will follow Peter Bazalgette as deputy chairman.
The new appointments will take effect tomorrow (8 December).
Shaps has held numerous posts at ITV, ranging from chief executive of ITV plc predecessor Granada's global production business to director of TV.
He left ITV in 2008 and since then has been working on a portfolio of media-related businesses, including A Brand Apart, an ad-funded programming player.
Louis, who currently chairs the NFTS Finance and General Purposes Committee, has had a long association with the school, having served on the board of governors for 10 years, as well as being a trustee of the NFTS Foundation.
After setting up the media finance business at NM Rothschild, he left to co-found Enable Partners, which has investments in multiplex cinemas, online business directories and payroll services.
This article was first published on mediaweek.co.uk
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