Margaret Matheson, managing director of Bard Entertainments, has been confirmed to replace producer Andy Paterson as vice chair for film at UK producer's body PACT.

The handover was announced by John McVay, chief executive of PACT, following the body's elections for this year's governing council. The appointment is effective immediately.

Eileen Gallagher, managing director of Shed Productions, and Andrew Zein, managing director of Tiger Aspect, continue in their roles as PACT chair and vice chair for television, respectively.

Matheson will work with Ronnie Planalp, who recently replaced Bertrand Moullier as PACT director of film.