Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is the newly appointed chairman of ITV. He has also been Chair of Arts Council England since 2013 - a post which he will retire from in January 2017. He was educated at Dulwich College and read Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge but escaped the law to spend most of his career working in television. He devised some of the biggest entertainment shows in recent TV history, such as Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms, and brought Big Brother to the UK. His books include Billion Dollar Game, The Food Revolution and, most recently, The Empathy Instinct. In 2011 he was knighted for services to broadcasting.