Board of Trustees
Wildscreen is governed by a board of independent trustees which guides the implementation of our mission.
Dick Emery OBE, Chairman
Former CEO of UKTV
Following several years in sales at Ulster Television and Anglia Television Dick was appointed to the Board of Central Television as Director of Sales in 1983. Whilst at Central Television he developed the practice of using programme research to plan individual advertising campaigns for programmes. He also undertook the research project Adlab.
During his chairmanship of the ITA’s Marketing Committee (1986-8), he was instrumental in removing formalised share schemes and increasing the permitted amount of peak time commercial minutes.
In 1989 he was the co-founder of Television Sales and Marketing Services (TSMS), Britain’s first independent sales house. He left in 1991 to join the Board of ITN as its first Commercial Director, and in 1993 joined the ITV Network Centre as Director of Market Strategy.
In 1994 he joined BBC Worldwide as Director of Strategy and was appointed Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Television in September establishing significant joint ventures with Discovery Communications Inc. on a global basis, and with Flextech in the UK creating UKTV in November 1997, Dick joined UKTV the following year.
Dick has been a member of the Advisory committee for Advertising for the Cabinet Office since 1995. He became Chairman for the ACA in 2003.
Other members of the board
Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards Solicitors
Head of BBC Natural History Unit
Director of Public Engagement and Campaigns, WWF UK
Professor Jonathan Drori CBE
Director, Changing Media Ltd
Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England
Managing Director, Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
Professor Angela McFarlane
Director of Public Engagement and Learning, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Head of HR, Aardman
President, O'Reilly and Associates Museum Planning
Dr Keith Scholey
Director, Wild Horizons Ltd
Joint Director, Big Cat Ltd
Louis Stewart Foundation
Dr Simon Stuart
Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission