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13/03/2002

Trio of appointments continues bfi restructuring

Three new appointments have been made at the British Film Institute (bfi), as part of an ongoing restructuring process.
Adrian Wootton has become the new Deputy Director and will oversee the management of the bfi's educational and cultural operations to help provide first class activities and services for all the bfi's customers. Wootton was previously Head of bfi Exhibition, which includes the bfi National Film Theatre, provides support for regional cinemas across the UK, runs the bfi London IMAX cinema and the annual London Film Festival. He has also been Director of the bfi London Film Festival (LFF) for five years and will now become Executive Director of the LFF.
Ian Temple has moved into a newly created post of Director of Development and Communications, with a remit that includes capital project development and fundraising, promoting the bfi's brand image and improving internal and external communication. Temple will also oversee work on the new bfi national Film Centre which is planned for London's South Bank. Previously Head of bfi Capital Projects, Temple headed up the £20 million project to develop the bfi London IMAX, from inception to its launch and ongoing management. He also guided the project to design and build the Film Café bar and restaurant at the National Film Theatre, which now turns over in excess of £1.8 million per annum.
The appointment of Jill McLaughlin as Director of Planning and Resources, completes the senior management restructure. Jill will be responsible for the delivery and efficiency of all the British Film Institute's support services in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Estates. She will also lead on the development of the bfi's corporate, business and cultural diversity plans. Previously Jill joined CSL Group Ltd, on its acquisition by Deloitte & Touche, as Company Personnel & Training Manager and then HR Director. Jill actively supported and helped generate the growth of the company form 300 to 3200 employees with a turnover increasing to £151 million.
Speaking about the new appointments, director Jon Teckman said: "I am delighted to have been able to appoint individuals with such experience and expertise into these vitally important roles. The new appointments will help to strengthen and develop our activities internally and externally"
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