Jane Lush

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Jane was for many years a programme maker at the BBC becoming Controller of BBC Daytime responsible for breakthrough shows such as Weakest Link with Anne Robinson. Heading up Entertainment and Comedy, she commissioned a string of hits including Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice, Dragons’ Den and Have I Got News For You. Since leaving the BBC, she’s been working in the independent sector.

Jane was the Chair of BAFTA (2016-18), the founding Chair of the BBC’s Performing Arts Fund which gave Adele her first musical instrument and Chair of Caring for Kids supporting research at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She’s currently Chair of Friends of BAFTA USA. Jane’s proudest productions are her children and grandchildren.