She succeeds Helen Anderson, who left the organisation in November 2009 after three years.
Jude MacLaverty has been appointed as the new director of BAFTA in Scotland. She succeeds Helen Anderson, who left the organisation in November 2009 after three years.
MacLaverty, who is currently festival producer at the Celtic Media Festival, will take up the position in January 2011 following maternity leave. In the interim period, the role will be covered by Catherine Murtagh, who was recently appointed as BAFTA Scotland’s new projects director.
As director, MacLaverty will oversee the annual BAFTA Scotland Awards and New Talent Awards as well as developing the organisation’s activities in Scotland.
Commenting on her appointment, she said: “These are very exciting and changing times for the Scottish film, TV and digital industries and I’m glad to be a part of that.”
Ewan Angus, chair of the BAFTA Scotland board, added: “I’m delighted with the appointment of Jude. I am confident that her knowledge, passion and reputation will help BAFTA Scotland forge new links with the wider industry across Scotland, and open up a wealth of new opportunities.”