Members include Belle director Amma Asante and Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa.

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) has announced that a new board of directors has been appointed.

Laurence Green will act as Chairman with other members including Amma Asante, Claire Jones and Zygi Kamasa. BIFA co-founder Elliot Grove will have a permanent seat.

The 2015 ceremony will be held at Old Billingsgate in London on Dec 6.

Board members will serve fixed terms, with the distributor role rotated regularly. Lionsgate CEO Zygi Kamasa takes that place in 2015 alongside Belle director Asante, Kill List producer Jones and brand expert Laurence Green.

Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace, appointed as the new Directors of BIFA this year, complete the line-up.

The Board will have no influence over the voting process, which remains in the control of the BIFA voters and juries.