John Willis | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

John Willis

Job title

Chair of Governors, Independent Governor


John Willis is one of the best known figures in the television industry. He held the position as Chairman of BAFTA between 2012 – 2014 and then as its Deputy Chairman until 2016. He was appointed Chair of the One World Media in September 2014 and has served in a long list of high profile roles including Director of Programmes at Channel 4, Managing Director of LWT and United Productions, Vice President of National Programmes at WGBH and BBC’s Director of Factual and Learning. He is currently Chairman of Mentorn and Group Creative Director of Tinopolis.

Register of Interests

Daybreak Pictures Ltd – Director/Film Producer
Tinopolis Ltd – Director
Mentorn Group Ltd and Subsidiaries – Director
TVC Media Ltd – Director
Pioneer Film and TV Productions Ltd – Director
Science Channel Ltd – Director
DMWSL 660 Ltd – Director
BAFTA Management Ltd – TV Executive
Passion Distribution Ltd – Director
Firecracker Films Ltd – Director
Rain Media Entertainment Ltd – Director
One World Media Trust – Tv Executive
195 Piccadilly Ltd – CEO
Old Elthamians Association Ltd – TV Executive
BAFTA Council Member
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Fellow of the Royal Television Society
Visiting Professor in Television: University of Bristol
Family member: Head of Drama, Channel 4 Television