The Royal Television Society renews its Board

The Royal Television Society (RTS), entity that embraces all aspects of television and celebrate work in television and its related fields, has appointed Julian Bellamy, Managing Director, ITV Studios, and Sarah Rose, Chief Consumer and Strategy Officer, Channel 4, to its Board of Trustees.

Also, Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, joins as the Chair of the RTS Student Awards alongside Keith Underwood, COO of Channel 4, taking the post of Chair of the RTS Early Evening Events Committee over from predecessor Dan Brooke.

Theresa Wise, CEO at the Royal Television Society, said: 'Sarah and Julian’s wealth of experience and deep-rooted industry knowledge make them invaluable additions to the Board and I look forward to working with them closely as we continue to support and champion the global success story of UK television'.

'We are also privileged to welcome two new and dynamic Committee Chairs, Siobhan and Keith, who come on board to drive our RTS Student Awards and Early Evening Events forward – upholding two core pillars of our organisation.'

Bellamy stated: 'I'm honoured to be joining the RTS Board of Trustees at an incredibly exciting time for the best storytellers in the business to capture the imagination of audiences around the world with their work. I look forward to working with Theresa and all Trustees to support both on- and off-screen talent through the work of the charity.'

And added Rose: 'From my earliest time in Broadcasting I have enjoyed and learnt a great deal from the activities of the Royal Television Society. I am now delighted to become more closely involved with such an important organisation in the industry I love.'

'I was very touched to be asked to chair the RTS Student Awards for this year, especially because these Awards recognise and shine a light on up and coming talent in our industry. I am excited to play a part in encouraging that,' said Siobhan Greene and completed Keith Underwood: 'I am delighted to be working alongside so many talented people on the Committee to shape the RTS Early Evening Events'.