CV of Lord Puttnam

 

LORD PUTTNAM OF QUEENSGATE, C.B.E.

Date and Place of Birth 25 February 1941 - London
Education Minchenden Grammar School, London
City & Guilds, evening classes (1958-1962)
Career Public Policy (1988 to date)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures (1986-88)
Independent Film Producer (1968 - 1998)
Advertising (1958-68)
Honours Life Peer (1997)
Knighthood (1995)    
C.B.E. (1982)
Commander des Arts et des Lettres - France  (2006) (Officier 1992;  Chevalier 1985)
Film/Television Awards 26 Academy Award Nominations, 10 Awards
68 BAFTA Nominations, 25 Awards
Palme d’Or, Cannes 1986
10 Golden Globes (US)
2 David di Donatellos’ (Italy)
2 ‘Genies’ (Canada)  
BFI Fellowship 1997
RTS Fellowship 2002
BAFTA Fellowship 2006

Publications

  • The Undeclared War (1997) US edition; Movies and Money (1998). Also published in Italy and China in 2010.
  • The Creative Imagination’ in What Needs to Change (1996; ed. Giles Radice)
  • A Report to the E.C. Think Tank on Audio-Visual Policy (1994)
  • Rural England (1994; with Derrick Mercer)
  • The Third Age of Broadcasting (1982; ed. Brian Wenham)
  • Members Only?  Parliament in the Public Eye:  Report of the Hansard Society Commission on the Communication f Parliamentary Democracy  (Hansard Society, London, 2005)
  • Parliament in the Public Eye 2006:  Coming into Focus?   (Hansard Society, London, 2006)

Directorships

  • Chairman, Enigma Productions
  • Chairman, Atticus Education 
  • Senior Non-Executive Director,  Promethean World Plc        
  • Deputy Chairman, Profero
  • Chairman of Advisory Board, Prime Hotels (UK) Ltd
  • Director, EMPGI Ireland

Other Positions

Present
  • Adjunct Professor, University College Cork 2012-
  • Trustee, Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation, 2011-
  • Chair of Advisory Board, TSL 2010-
  • Trustee, Baker Dearing Trust 2010-
  • President, The Film Distributers Association 2009 –
  • Trustee, Eden Project 2009-
  • Chairman, North Music Trust, The Sage Gateshead 2007-
  • Chancellor, The Open University, 2006 -
  • Trustee, Thompson Foundation 2003 -   
  • Trustee, Sunderland AFC Foundation 2001-
Former
  • Director, Huntsworth plc 2007-2012
  • Deputy Chairman Channel 4, 2006-2012
  • Chairman, Futurelab, 2006-2011
  • Trustee, the Transformation Trust, 2009-2011
  • Adviser, Department for Children, Schools & Families 1997-2010
  • Chair of Trustees, National Teaching Awards, 1998-2008
  • President UNICEF UK 2002-2009
  • Trustee and Fellow, World Economic Forum, 1997-2008
  • Vice President, Council for the Protection of Rural England 1989-2008
  • Trustee of the Institute for Public Policy Reform
  • Chancellor, University of Sunderland, 1998 – 2007
  • Chair, Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on Draft Communications Bill 2002
  • Chair, Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on Draft Climate Change Bill, 2007
  • Chair, Hansard Society’s Commission on the Communication of Parliamentary Democracy 2004-2005
  • Chair, BAFTA Trustees 2002-2004
  • Chair, British Council Arts Advisory Committee, 2001 – 03
  • Chair, Forum for the Future 1985-1992
  • Chair, General Teaching Council for England, 1998 – 2001
  • Chair, The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, 1998 – 2003
  • Chair, The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, 1994 – 2003
  • Chair, The National Memorial Arboretum, 1993 – 2003
  • Chair, Media and Culture Sector Advisory Group, QCA, 2000 – 2003
  • Chair, International Television Enterprises Ltd., 1988 – 1996
  • Chair, The Film, Television and Video Advisory Committee, The British Council 1992-2001
  • Chair, National Film and Television School Ltd., 1987-96; Governor, 1974-87
  • Chair, Producers and Directors Section, A.C.C.T., 1975-77
  • Chair, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Communications Bill, 2002
  • Chair, British Council Film and TV Advisory Board, 1998 – 2001
  • Director, Village Roadshow International, 1988 – 98
  • Director, Anglia Television Ltd., 1982 – 1998
  • Director, Survival Anglia Ltd., 1982 – 1998
  • Director, National Film Finance Corporation, 1980-85
  • Director, Claridges Hotel, 1984 – 1999
  • Governor and Visiting Professor, The London School of Economics & Political Science 1997-2002
  • Governor, Central School of Speech and Drama, 1993-96
  • Governor, The London Institute, 1997 – 2002
  • Member, British Screen Advisory Council 1988-1998
  • Member, Creative Industries Task Force, 1997 – 1999
  • Member, Education Standards Task Force, 1997 – 2001
  • Member, The Engineering Council Senate
  • Member, Arts and Humanities Research Board, 1999 – 2003
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, University of Bristol Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Member, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 2000 – 2003
  • Member, Governing Council for the National College for School Leadership 2000 – 2002
  • President, Council for the Protection of Rural England, 1983-88
  • Trustee, BAFTA, 1988 – 1995
  • Trustee, The Tate Gallery, 1985-92
  • Trustee, The National Energy Foundation, 1990 – 1998
  • Trustee, National Museum of Science and Technology, 1996 – 2003
  • Trustee, Royal Academy of Arts, 1998 – 2003
  • Vice-President, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1995 – 2002
  • Vice President, The Royal Geographical Society, 1995 – 1997
  • Visiting Professor, University of Bristol, 1984-96


Union Affiliation

  • Member, BECTU (formerly ACTT) 1970 – (made honorary life member, 1999)

Honorary degrees, awards and positions

  • Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow, BAFTA
  • Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow, Royal Television Society
  • Fellow, The British Film Institute
  • Honorary Fellow, Landscape Institute
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Designers
  • Honorary Fellow, The Royal Photographic Society
  • Honorary Fellow, British Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Freeman, The Guild of Educators
  • Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Education, University of London 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate, Griffiths University, Brisbane, Australia, 2010
  • Honorary Doctorate, Open University, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate of Education, University of Sunderland, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate, Greenwich University, 2005
  • Honorary Doctorate, Middlesex University, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate, Brunel University 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate Queen Margaret University  College 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate Thames Valley University 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Surrey, 2003
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Abertay, Dundee, 2003
  • Honorary Doctorate, Herzen University, St Petersburg, 2003
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Birmingham, 2002
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Southampton, 2002
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Keele, 2002
  • Charter Fellow The College of Teachers 2002
  • Honorary Doctorate King Alfred’s College Winchester 2002
  • Lay Canon, Durham Cathedral, 2002-2008
  • Honorary DLitt, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 2001
  • Honorary DLitt, University of North London, 2001
  • Honorary DLitt, Queens University, Belfast, 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate University of London 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate, Sheffield Hallam University, 2000
  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The American International University in London, 2000
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Nottingham 2000
  • Honorary DLitt, City University 2000
  • Honorary DLitt,  Imperial College, London, 1999
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Navarra, Spain, 1999 (Premio Brajnovic de la Communicacion, Universidad de Navarra, Facultad de Communicacion 1999)
  • Honorary DLitt, London Guildhall University, 1999
  • FCGI, City & Guilds, 1999
  • Honorary D.Phil.(Hons.), University of Gloucester, 1998
  • Honorary DLitt, University of  Kent, 1998
  • Honorary Doctorate Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama 1998
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Westminster, 1997
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Bradford, 1993
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Sunderland, 1992
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 1992
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Leeds, 1992
  • Honorary Fellow, Manchester Polytechnic, 1990
  • Honorary DLitt, University of Leicester, 1986
  • Honorary LLD,  University of  Bristol, 1983

International Activities and Other Awards

  • 2007 - RSA Bicentenary Medal
  • 2007 - Akiro Kurosawa Award, Japan
  • 2007 – Freedom of the City of Sunderland
  • 2003 – President’s Medal, Royal Photographic Society
  • 2001 – Official seal of the London Institute
  • 1997 – Benjamin Franklin Medal, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA)
  • 1997 – The Crystal Award, presented by the World Economic Forum for “Contribution to cross-cultural understanding”.
  • 1993 – Founding President of ACE (Atelier du Cinéma Européen), Paris
  • 1993 – Founding Chairman, The Club of European Producers
  • 1992-1993 – Member of the European Commission’s Think Tank for the formation of European Audiovisual policy
  • 1992 – Life Achievement Award, Cannes Film Festival
  • Founding Board Member of the European Business School
  • Founding Member of the European Film Awards (EFA).
  • 1990-94 – Member of the Executive Committee, The Media Business School (Development and Training, the EEC’s MEDIA 91-95 programme)
  • 1986-1988 – Governor, American Film Institute
  • 1984-1989 – Trustee, Sundance Institute
  • 1982 – Michael Balcon Award for outstanding contribution to the British Film Industry, BAFTA
  • 1977 – Evening Standard Film Award for outstanding contribution to the British Film Industry
     

 

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