Lord St John of Bletso was President of the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2015. Anthony is an international expert in corporate governance, legal due diligence and corporate finance, and has been an active supporter of tve for more than two decades, as President of the Friends of tve, trustee, and then trustee emeritus. He has been Chairman of merchant bank Strand Hanson since January 2015.
Anthony took up his seat as an Independent Member of the House of Lords in 1978. He was brought up in South Africa where he qualified as a solicitor and worked at Shell in Cape Town as internal auditor and legal counsel. He completed his Masters at London University in Chinese and Maritime Law and spent a year living in China and Hong Kong.
Adrian Mills is best known as a TV presenter from shows such as That’s Life and the Sky Travel channel. He started his career in acting (he was a Doctor Who villain in the eighties) and his latest short film, in which he plays the lead, is The Man Who Cries For Others. He has appeared in Play for Today, Brookside and Minder.
With 1,000 hours of live television behind him from presenting the BBC morning magazine show People Today, Adrian is a well known face on British television. He has been the face of Sky Travel and appeared on some of the UK’s most popular television shows including Surprise, Surprise, Bite Back, Good Fortune and Noel’s House Party.
Cheryl Campbell is an experienced journalist who has worked as a reporter and newsreader for BBC Radio, and for four years was a national television reporter and newsreader for breakfast programme TV-am.
Cheryl has spent more than 20 years working for charities focusing on the environment and development. At Christian Aid, a leading UK aid agency, Cheryl played a significant role in developing the organisation’s cutting edge approach to communicating development to mainstream audiences, putting the developing world on television against prevailing trends.
As executive director of tve, Cheryl has led the charity since 2003.
chair of judges Nick Nuttall is head of communications and spokesperson for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. He took up the post in January 2014 after nearly 13 years with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rob Benfield is a Senior Lecturer on the University of Westminster’s highly-regarded BA Television Production course. He teaches Television Studio Directing courses for the China Media Centre. Rob worked in broadcast television for 25 years up to commissioning and executive producer level.
Ryan Brennan, an early entrepreneur with his own business before the age of 25 and with a broad range of experience, Ryan originally trained in the field of architecture and civil engineering. Now engaged as Group Strategic Development Director for support services business Fastflow Group, Ryan is supporting the growth and diversification of the company.
Victoria Brooks is a sustainability communications strategist consulting with global companies, organisations and NGOs on the development of sustainability stories that inspire change. With over 15 years in the communications industry, Victoria has led brand strategy teams in global advertising agencies Ogilvy, Fallon and BBH, working with blue chip companies on the creation of groundbreaking integrated marketing campaigns.
Richard Creasey (www.richardcreasey.net) is Managing Director of BFC Media Ltd, which owns the large screen IMAX theatre in Moscow. Previously Richard was Central’s (now ITV) longest serving programme controller. For 14 years he ran the Factual Programme Department and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s features and documentary output. During this time Richard co-founded the Television Trust for the Environment (tve).
Judith Everett is the Chief Operating Officer and is the strategic lead for a portfolio of corporate functions including Human Resources, Health and Safety, Sustainability and all aspects of branding, engagement and internal and external communications.
Eileen Maybin has worked at the Fairtrade Foundation since 2001 where she is Senior Media Advisor. The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent certification body which licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products which meet international Fairtrade standards.