Sir Peter Bazalgette, the incumbent Chair of Arts Council England is also currently President of the Royal Television Society. He has served as Chair of ‘English National Opera’ and Deputy Chair of ‘National Film and Television School’. He has been a non-executive director for the ‘Department for Culture Media and Sport’. Sir Peter’s media interests include serving on the Board of Broadcasters ITV as well as being on the Advisory Board of Advertiser BBH. Sir Peter helped create the Independent TV Production Sector in the United Kingdom, working as a successful television producer for 30yrs. He was Chairman of Endemol UK and Creative Director of Endemol worldwide. Under his supervision the company grew three fold and was sold in 2007 for €3.2 billion. He created the hit UK blockbuster version of” Big Brother “and is credited with popularising this format as a phenomenal global brand. He created many British TV hits including "Ready Steady Cook", "Changing Rooms"  and produced BBC’s ‘Food and Drink’ creating the ‘Celebrity Chef’. Sir Peter has written many books including ‘Billion Dollar Game’ a study of the international TV formats business.